Monday, May 21, 2012

Newest Jailbird Illustration

I just finished another scene for my Jailbird in my Treehouse project. It is evolving slightly, the little girl's clothes have changed  a bit (I think it will be implied in the story that she goes to some sort of Catholic school where uniforms are necessary,) and I have added a sweet, semi clueless Grandma character who is totally in the dark about the convict living there. I liked the idea of the little girl living with just her Grandma in a little old person house, and contrasting this with all of the roughness and vulgarity of a secretly hidden convict (who puts up with the little girl's subtle influences-such as crazy straws in his coffee). In this scene, the Grandma is wondering when the little girl started drinking coffee and eating so much.

*I'm also submitting this to this week's IF topic: "sight." Might be a bit of a stretch, but the kitchen is quite a "sight," and Grandma can't see too well...that's enough rationalizing for submitting, I think.

Monday, May 14, 2012

The Lucky Tale...

of Two Dogs: New book I illustrated is officially for sale.
Congrats to Cathy on her first book and her new company, Pet Pundit Publishing:

See the book preview here

Buy the book here

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Mayan Doomsday

Doomsday always comes in some form, but in December 2012, I think we'll all wake up in America to complete another day. That is one item of insight I took away from my trip to Playa Del Carmen after touring the famous Chichen Itza ruins. And apparently, new findings are backing me up:

I was also inspired by the colorful beauty of Mexican architecture, breathtaking foliage variety and crippling poverty I observed from the safety of my semi air conditioned tour bus. I look forward to posting some pictures if I can get my computer fixed...I'm also looking forward to get back to illustrating client work, and personal projects.

Here's a rough sketch recent addition to my Jailbird Treehouse story idea. I decided the little girl lives with her Grandma, who, in this scene, is curious as to why the little girl has suddenly taken a liking to black coffee.

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Putrid Pearl the Park Manager

The Cornfed Coalition is getting a new look with the addition of my new character, Putrid Pearl (The Park Manager). I think this new style is more fitting.

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Illustration Friday

A little late to Illustration Friday this week! Topic: "Jump." I thought of this illustration I recently did from the book, Bedtime for Sarah Sullivan: