Thursday, October 24, 2013

Some October figures

These are 5 minutes and 20 minute pose respectively.

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Character Studies

Here are some studies of an African American girl I'm using in a picture book project in progress:

In this one I was trying to figure out her hairstyle:

These were not at all based on some photos my friend Shannon sent me of her African American child, at least not directly, but your photos helped Shannon! 

Thursday, October 03, 2013

New Post on Pyragraph About How I Met My Agent!

An article I did for Pyragraph about meeting my agent, Abigail Samoun. Though there were a few changes I would have preferred hadn't been made, I'm mostly happy with how it turned out. You can see it:


That's not actually her head, by the way. I'm not sure whose head that is.

Wednesday, October 02, 2013

Poe's "The Haunted Palace," Halloween!

The Haunted Palace

Below is an illustration I did for a promotional book that's being sent out by my agency,  Red Fox Literary. Each artist illustrated a different passage from Edgar Allan Poe's Poem, The Haunted Palace.

My passage was:

Wanderers in that happy valley,

Through two luminous windows, saw

Spirits moving musically

To a lute’s well-tunèd law,

We had a short time to do it, and a very specific palette, and so I ended up going very literal. Sometimes the ideas don't come as freely as you like. I'm relatively content with this one, though I think if I had a little more time I would have done it more justice. 

Duck Island

So after many revisions, the dummy for my book, DUCK ISLAND goes out to publishers on Thursday and I'm anxious to see what happens. This one was a lot of work, and had quite an evolution.

Mostly Wordless

Still figuring out some of the particulars for MOSTLY WORDLESS before it sees print, but it's in the can and will go to press soon!