Been a while (for me) since I’ve updated the blog, but it has not been because I haven’t been working. I’ve spent most of this past month working on a pair of projects for two different publishers, neither of which I’ll go into too much detail about. The illustration above is one in a series of approximately 30 outfits for a paper doll project which will probably be going to press rather rapidly this spring, as soon as certain details are ironed out (more details as it becomes available). Below is an example of one of a series of 30+ sketches I’ve been doing for the interior of a book for another publisher (I’ve posted the color cover illustration previously here), and I’ll be starting to move onto the finishes for these in the next couple weeks. Surprisingly, same day, and short turnaround work has slowed way down this past month, which is just as well, as there weren’t many spare moments during the day to fit them in. But I sure miss the sense of completion that quick turnaround work gives you, so I’m hoping that will pick back up again as the year progresses.
Besides the drawing, I’ve also been working hard this spring on finishing up the recording and mixing of my band’s first full length cd release, and we hope to have it available by the end of April to coincide with a high profile gig we just booked. I reworked the cd cover since I first designed it about a year ago (a full six months before we actually began recording tracks), and here’s a sneak peek at the cover art. (track listing & order still subject to change at this point)
And on top of all this, Oscar season is quick approaching, and I’m way behind on this year’s poster (my brother hosts an ‘Oscar Party’ every year at this restaurant, and I’ve been presenting him with a caricature poster of all the nominees for the past 7 years). And if that weren’t enough work, I’ve decided to try doing this year’s poster in a different style, and in color. Here’s a sneak peek at a small portion of that piece:
Now back to the drawing board…