Sunday, December 31, 2006

Post #100!

Well, this wraps up my first year of blogging on a nice round number (is it round? is it an integer?). I did manage my goal of doing something new for each of the 52 weeks of Illustration Friday. (Whew)

Next year I plan to change the blog a bit. There'll be fewer IF drawings but more sketches from my upcoming book projects, such as these three drawings. These were part of a four page mini-comic "trailer" that I created in order to present my graphic novel idea to interested publishers. More on the graphic novel and other books in the coming year.

Thanks to everyone who stopped to have a look at the site...especially the folks who left such nice comments.

Saturday, December 30, 2006

Tuesday, December 26, 2006

Sunday, December 24, 2006

Saturday, December 23, 2006

Sunday, December 17, 2006

Illustration Friday: Help

I read a story in the news a couple of years ago about a young African girl who was chased and cornered by a gang of men. She was saved by some lions who came out of the jungle, surrounded her, and scared off the men. The girl was not harmed.

Friday, December 15, 2006

Saturday, December 09, 2006

Thursday, December 07, 2006

Thursday, November 30, 2006

Monday, November 27, 2006

Illustration Friday: Invention

Pastel and color pencil added and then desaturated and cropped in Photoshop (to see the early stages of this illustration, go to the main page of my blog).

Process of Invention Pt. 4

The details are sketched in with color pencils and liquid acrylic is added to the background and lab coat.

Process of Invention Pt. 3

The final composition is sketched onto grey Rives BFK paper.

Process of Invention Pt. 2

Getting some character details...

Process of Invention Pt. 1

Step one: Thinking with the pencil.

Saturday, November 25, 2006

Wednesday, November 22, 2006

Thursday, November 16, 2006

Monday, November 13, 2006

Happy Children's Book Week!

I want to thank everyone who came out to Children's Book World on Friday night for their 15th Annual Author and Illustrator Night. It was packed with book lovers and book luminaries such as David Wiesner, Charles Santore, Nick Bruel, Judy Schachner, Roger Roth, Berit Haahr, Gene Baretta, and many others (like me). If you're looking to celebrate this week by picking up some great books, you can't go wrong with the good folks at Children's Book World (there may even be some autographed books still on the shelves).

Thanks to Pam McLean-Parker for taking my first "here-I-am-signing-a-book" photo.

Saturday, November 11, 2006

Friday, November 10, 2006

Thursday, November 09, 2006

Tuesday, November 07, 2006

Saturday, November 04, 2006

Everybody Hula Hoop

Washington Square Park, NYC

Saturday, October 21, 2006

Saturday, October 07, 2006

Saturday, September 30, 2006

Illustration Friday: Quiet

The quietest of all monsters.

Tuesday, September 26, 2006

Illustration Friday: Phobia

Alektorophobia: The fear of chickens

Tuesday, September 19, 2006

Arrrrr...Ahoy There!

A jolly Talk-Like-A-Pirate Day to all you scurvy scoundrels! Arr...

Saturday, September 16, 2006

Thursday, August 31, 2006

Wednesday, August 23, 2006