Finished up the cover for the Babe Ruth project on Monday (pictured above), the only piece in the group that needs to be full color. I’ll be posting some ‘2 color’ versions of the inside pages sometime in the next few weeks once I get the okay back from the publisher to go ahead on the next stage of the project.
Meanwhile, I’m still going full steam ahead on the ‘paper dolls’ (more of these to post in a couple days), and filling in the cracks with the occasional quick turnaround project. The illustration above was one for Newsday that I did last Friday, and below is an illustration for the Chronicle that I finished up this afternoon.
Been kind of busy the past few weeks, so I’ve had to put the ‘comics sideline’ project on a back burner, but I had a chance to finish up one of them late last week. This is part of an ongoing project I am collaborating on with a writing partner. As usual, you can click on the image above to see a larger version that’s easier to read.
Another of the projects that will be keeping me pretty busy over the next couple of months is this series of illustrations for a book of tongue-in-cheek paper dolls. Been a fun project so far, and I’ll probably post more of them in the future on a weekly or bi-weekly basis. These are the first 6 dolls, and there are 26 more to be completed.
I’ve just completed the 2nd stage of a comic book project that I’ve been working on this month. The first stage was the ‘rough sketch/storyboards’, and this second stage was supposed to be ‘tight pencils’, but I opted instead to move to ‘inks’ to save time. The next step will be both a full color cover illustration/design and then once these have been given the ok, I’ll be adding a 2nd color wash to these. The deadline for this whole project is mid July, at which point I may post a few samples with the ‘2nd color’ added.
Still squeezing in ‘regular clients’ around the ongoing larger projects this month, and this was another fiction piece for Alfred Hitchcock’s Mystery Magazine, now in my 21st year of contributions to this publication.
And I’m going to put out a general All-Points-Bulletin here: I’ve lost track of many of my illustrations from the years dating from 1989-1998 that appeared in this magazine, so if anyone happens to have a pile of back issues cluttering up their attic, I’d be interested in making an offer on them. Many of the originals have long since disappeared, and out of morbid curiosity, I’d like to take a look at some of those early illustrations.