I’ve opened an Etsy shop where you can purchase art goods for your walls and sundry surfaces. Check it out here:
C.S. Lewis: “Even in literature and art, no man who bothers about originality will ever be original:whereas if you simply try to tell the truth (without caring twopence how often it has been told before) you will, nine times out of ten become original without ever having noticed it.”
Part of a larger drawing I did several years ago. I might turn it into a painting. We’ll see. I liked this part of it though. It seems emotional.
Rain by Robert Louis Stevenson The rain is falling all around, It falls on field and tree, It rains on the umbrellas here, And on the ships at sea. This poem (written for children) beautifully exhibits the impulse to treat children as humans with experiences that are universal to mankind. The rain described here seems […]
My wife and I are reading through Scott Nash’s fantastic book The High Skies Adventures of Blue Jay the Pirate. We read a chapter a night. This book seems completely uninformed by what I perceive to be conventional publishing wisdom. It doesn’t feel all that contemporary. It’s a mix between Treasure Island and Wind In […]
Dropped off a card at the post office today for my poor brave niece Ashlyn who broke her arm. Here’s the cover.
Some armadillo sketches.
Courtesy of the World Wide Web, I have found some cards I did a few years ago. I thought these were only supposed to be for use online, but I guess somewhere along the line they made these two into actual cards, complete with foil stamping. Super!
I’m going to the local SCBWI (Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators) conference in Charlotte for the weekend. Looking forward to meeting up with other illustrators in the Carolinas. Oh, and here’s a spread from a long-awaited nearly completed project.
For those of you nice enough to wonder about the pixie-book progress, let me just say that it is nearing completion. I’ve had a good bit of work lately, but it has taken some time away from the book. Here is part of a drawing before I hit it with photoshop sauce. Check back for […]