Portrait Assignment Sketch

Delaware Today, rough sketches

Been a long dry spell for illustration work, but I’ve a few upcoming projects in the works. I got this assignment on Monday from Delaware Today (they had a photo they wanted to use, but it was pretty low resolution, and an illustration seemed to solve the problem I guess). This is the rough sketch I sent to the editors, and I’m hoping to do the finish in a style similar to the ones I’ve done of my friend Julie K recently (example 1, example 2).

More Coloring Book Work

Dover

Another ‘supplemental page’ for the ‘First Ladies’ Coloring book for Dover, done at the last moment before leaving for Italy tomorrow. This book, and the companion ‘Presidents’ coloring book have been put together using a variety of illustrators over the years, and I’ve done a few of the more recent additions as it is updated, but I’ve been told that perhaps both books will be revised and upgraded around the time of the next election, and I may get a shot at revising the entire collection, perhaps next year.

Into May

Llewellyn, MacMillan, Penguin

Currently working on the finish illustrations for the next ‘Who Was’ book, this one on the Reconstruction (above is a sample portrait from this collection of eighty illustrations). Meanwhile awaiting the manuscript for the next ‘who was’ book (on the Roswell incident), and another book for MacMillan on the McCarthy Witch Hunts of the fifties. Last week, I completed a few interior illustrations for a book for Llewellyn (pictured below), and I’m trying to juggle all this with a trip to Italy next week.

Saving Earth

MacMillan

Last week I got my contributor copies of ‘Saving Earth’. This was a project that had been hanging around on my docket for nearly three years, which finally hits the bookshelves this month. I did 50 interior illustrations for this book (the cover illustration is not by me, but by Ollie Silvester ). Someday soon I will post all of the illustrations, but for now, here is a sampling.

I’m currently working on another couple of ‘Who Was’ books, and another book project for MacMillan, so I will likely be rather quiet on this blog for the next month or so while I am hard at work on those drawings.