The past few weeks have been a bit of a blur for me. Dad’s been in and out of the hospital and various doctor’s offices so many times that I’ve lost track, and meanwhile, I’m still trying to keep the illustration business going during whatever stolen hours I can manage. Most of the work the past few weeks have been for the aforementioned book project (in the home stretch now of that 80+ illustration project, with only about twenty more to go). Meanwhile, here are a few samples of some of the quicker turnaround magazine/newspaper work I’ve been doing for the past few weeks. Above is a piece for the Chronicle of Higher Education to accompany an article about a woman caring for her aging mother. The one above, and the one directly below were felt to be too harsh in their depiction of the older woman’s hands, so I was asked to go in another direction, and the final result is pictured below.
And further down the page are an illustration for US Catholic on ‘destination weddings’ (click on the small version to see a larger, more detailed enlargement), and below that, an illustration for Barrons that I just finished up this morning.