Hey guys. Looooong time! This place is so fantastic. It seems to me that about once a year I start to run dry creatively, and my wanderlust for inspiration always brings me here to CA, and it is like a rebirth in many ways. I thank you all.
Been a fun year! Finished two more fully illustrated books, had a mind blowing time teaching w/ Rebecca Guay, Boris, Julie, DanDos, Manchess, Irene and Donato at the Master Class in Amherst MA. Lookin forward to doing it again in June! Did gobs of character art for Sony. And I even had a 2 man fine art show with Michael Whelan. Thanks Shay and Kelly!!!
Those who know me, know that I dabble in many genres from novel covers to concept art, middle reader, all the way to children's books for the weeist ones. So if you guys are game, I will take us through a sampling of it all!
Book-news wise, my second fully illustrated book for Simon and Schuster is out. (I hinted at it in my last big dump) It's called Animals Anonymous (written by Rich Michelson) and I illustrated the entire thing in bic ball point pens. And did all the design to make it look like a spiral bound notebook. It is for ages 14 and up so it isn't a kids book per say, (though I read it to my 6 year old!) Over 50 drawings in there and notes and scribbles and doodles everywhere. It was a labor of love and I am really proud if the work that went into it.
Anyway, on to the art!
Novel cover for Irene. 'Evil Guest' by Gene Wolfe
Finish on a cover I showed the sketch for before. Pretty cool that some publishers are going to print with this 'sketchy' style. Author- DeLint
Dingo by Charles DeLint
Book of Tormod by Kat Black
Stowaway by Savlatore
Stepsister Scheme by Jim Hines
Grimspace by Anne Aguirre
I feel myself getting into water media for the first time. I think is is my kidsbook work rubbing off! Tons of watercolor on this.
Private C- Batz and Quinn
Experiment- Sold your soul
BTW I have a sudden opening in my concept schedule over the next couple months. If y'all are lookin, gimme a shout.
I am stoked to finally share some of the work I did for flagship in the early days of Hellgate. It was code named 'project underground' when I was working on it.
What can I say, I'm obsessed w/ Datsuns! These are just for the love of it and nothing else.
Middle reader jackets:
Animals Anonymous. This is how the book printed! Old and ratty and lookin like it just fell out of a backpack. You can see more of it at my website, here.
Children's book stuff!
Just finished the art for my next book called JUMP cut I can't share it yet quite yet. But here is an idea of what's to come. All brush ink and watercolor.
And some other random Kidsbook stuff:
I wanted to make the cutest thing I could. We're talking 'gag me' cute.
So that is about it guys. I'm sure I am missing stuff, but don't want to overload you anymore than I have.
There is some other cool stuff at my site in the cover section.
And I finally have a leg of the site just dedicated to the Kids stuff. A lot is under construction, naturally!
I'll finish up with a lil extra concept. Can't talk about it much, but I'll hopefully have much more of this bot stuff to share down the road.
As always I look forward to hearing what y'all think of any of this stuff! Rock on with your bad selves. You really do amaze me. And totally inspire me.
Oh and if you haven't seen them (Lots of new members!) and are interested in my past threads where I talk technique, inspiration, etc. They are in my signature below.