This picture is a digitally souped-up version of a small watercolor piece I did recently for a baby shower my wife attended. Initially, I intended to do Little Red Riding Hood, but the story seemed a little threatening. A little girl gets accosted by a wolf in the woods and later finds her grandmother eaten […]
CALICO JACK A slender calico cat named Jack Sashays like any fine quadruped, But folks who notice him seem to lack An obligation to see him fed. .At noon the calico finds some things Behind a crate in a garbage bin: A cane, a hat, and a tie that clings Around his neck underneath his […]
I’ve been contributing to the Story Warren blog headed up by S.D. Smith. It’s a good blog. You should give it a look. Anyway, here’s a sketch for a post I did illustrating a Dorothy Aldis poem.
A year ago my wife and I spent five dollars on a bird feeder and a couple more dollars on bird seed. We put it outside the window of our dining nook and have since watched every species of bird promenade through our back yard. We quite often get cardinals, and they regularly appear in […]
Two years ago, the mechanic said that my ’99 Taurus had about six months left in it. Wednesday night, the mechanic confirmed, after several hundred thousand miles, my Taurus is no more. This car was legendary. Despite the enormous abuse heaped upon poor Taurus, it seemed to always respond, “that all you got?” In Lancaster […]
Last week before Story Warren launched, I made a few suggestions about the logo. Now, before I get too far, let me just say that the purpose of the site is to help parents tend the garden of their child’s imagination. Hopefully, parents will be encouraged to till the soil, plant a few new seeds, […]
I have been asked to contribute to a new site called Story Warren. My first contribution is the banner. Most if not all of the contributors are fans of C.S. Lewis and Tolkien, so a pipe smoking rabbit was mandatory. Here is the banner rough. Next, I did a line drawing in case I needed to […]
Sorry I haven’t posted in a while. I’ve been a little slammed recently. Here’s a finished interior from the book I talked of earlier. I ended up doing 13 interior Illustrations. The grandmother underwent some adjustments from the roughs to the finals. She started out a little more like Hazel (from the show Hazel) and […]
These are roughs of interior illustrations for a charming book about a girl and her animal pals.
Allow me to express my heartfelt congratulations on your two successful books. Since I am an illustrator, and it falls within my professional interests, I must profess admiration for the covers of both your books. The smiley face with the Hitler mustache is iconic and jarring. Furthermore, the cover’s simple design intertwines nicely with the […]