Saturday, July 20, 2013

How The Maricopas Made Wishes Come True

A lyrical and haunting poem I illustrated for Cricket Magazine November/December 2013.

Friday, March 29, 2013

Wolf Song: Girl Dreaming

Another two page spread From Wolf Song. Girl Dreaming

Sunday, February 17, 2013

Wolf Song: Cover In Progress

After many iterations I like the way this image is progressing. Now I need to make it work for the final size and add in the back of the cover.

Wolf Song: Wolf On The Path

This is a sample of one of the pages without copy from Wolf Song: Wolf On The Path double page spread. The original the image looked too static so I tried to make it more dynamic and show how the villagers think of the wolf in their minds - a hulking killer instead of a lonely, broken beast.

Original Sketch:

Almost Finished Revision:

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Wolf Song Rough Color Sketches

I am trying out some color sketches for Wolf Song. Good to be making some progress! This is just exploration work but I like the textures and moodiness I am getting from the acrylics and all sorts of mixed media.

Monday, September 10, 2012

Wolf Song rough copy and art layout

Wolf Song now has images and rough layout for the copy! It is exciting to see the words and pictures married up. Now that we can see how it all works together, Tracy Cox (my book designer) and I can go over different aspects of the book such as: how the pacing of the book feels as a whole, what art feel redundant, copy that needs trimming down and does the copy placement work for each page? 
I am working on the cover image and hope to finish the sketches by today. 
Once we address the fixes my next step is to do small color roughs of all the layouts (similar to a color script used in animation) for us to visualize how color works over the course of the book emotionally and artistically.