Catching Up (Illustration Sample Avalanche)

ChronicleHE, Dover, Green Prints, Penguin, River Styx, University of Virginia

I haven’t updated this blog in quite some time, but this has been one of the busiest years I’ve had in a long time, and, since so much of it is book publishing projects, I haven’t had much to show as a result. I’m going to post a lot of random samples today, both from quick turnaround projects that I’ve done over the past month or so, plus some teaser images from some of the various books I’ve been working on this year. Above is one from an upcoming scratchboard color book project that I did a few months ago (one of about 50 illustrations I did for this project). Below is a quick turnaround map illustration I did for Barrons a few weeks back.

The next three images were for an upcoming issue of River Styx.

I also recently completed a series of three paper doll books, which should be hitting the market any day now. Above are a sampling of costumes for these three books (16 illustrations per book). Below are a few illustrations I recently did for Green Prints (along with the usual tiny spot illustrations and drop cap letter illustrations, which I haven’t bothered to include here).

The baseball illustration above was for the University of Virgina, and below are a few sample illustrations from two ‘Who Was’ books that I completed over the past several months (each book was approximately 80 illustrations).

The illustration of the students climbing a wall was for the Chronicle of Higher Education several weeks ago. Below is a sample from one of two coloring books I am currently finishing up (30 illustrations each, plus some additional color pieces), and below that, a sample illustration for an upcoming book project that I did yesterday afternoon.

Whew! That’s enough of an update for now. I’ll post some more when I get a chance to resurface again.

Contentedly Busy

Business North Carolina, WSJ

This continues to be one of the best couple of weeks I’ve had all year, with regards to workflow, and I’ve still got a full weekend ahead of me. My postcard just hit the mails this week, so hopefully this trend will continue over the remainder of the year. The above assignment was a front page illustration for the Journal for this coming sunday’s edition (the ‘chalkboard’ will be filled with various bullet points) that I finished up this morning (though I expect there will be slight alterations here and there before the day is out). And below, is a cover illustration for Business North Carolina that I finished up on Wednesday. A little different than my usual style, but it was interesting trying to work out all the details in this complex layout. (with both illustrations, you can see a larger version by clicking on the image)

Digging for Treasure

Barrons, Scholastic

Been a busy week. I started sketches for a large project (that unfortunately for the blog will have to remain under wraps until publication), plus had a few projects with shorter deadlines due midweek. The black and white illustration above was a quick turnaround assignment for Barrons, and below is (believe it or not) the first assignment to come from the large postcard I sent out earlier this year. This was a new client, Scholastic (although I may have done some work for them through a 3rd party in the distant past), and was a map of the United States showing various interesting ‘New Years Ball Drop’ items that are used throughout the country.