Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Dragon and Dishes

I love a good collaboration, especially having guest sketchers in my

This time I got a super cool dragon from my Nephew Richard on
the left page. 

And.... my daughter Sarah contributed on the right page. She
drew the frown and tears on my BMX rider's face after being told to do the dishes.

Ah the memories!

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Sketchbook Fun

Had a nice trip to Jamestown RI with the fam. 
Drew some fish at the lighthouse aquarium. 
Dudes, those Robin fish have what look like spider legs. 
Nature is CRAZY! 
Soy sauce container from din-din. 
Ruth Pratt Bobbs is a killer painter I never heard of. (That is her lady in a museum in Terre Haute In.) 
Found the feather on the beach. Seagulls were terrible models.
But a dead crab was a great poser! And I have BMX on the brain!

I think that about coves it.

4130 represent! (Anyone know what that means. If so you are rad. Literally.)

Friday, July 13, 2012

Fable cover

I was pretty psyched when Del Rey contacted me about doing the cover for the novelization of the super cool Fable video game series.

I  know the game, but what I know more than the game is the art for the game. Such great concept art. And the packaging by the stupendous Jo Chen is some of my favorite box art. 
Check out her work.

So it was a pleasure to contribute to such a visually inspiring world.
Regular viewers may recognize the head shot from a study I painted earlieron the blog. (The piece is all digital.)

Thursday, July 12, 2012

More sketching for sketchings sake!

More sketching for the sake of sketching! 
It is like my imagination is bleeding all over the paper.

Straight ballpoint pen. 
Weapon of choice: a sexy stainless steel Parker 
and some colored Bic Pro+pens.

Sunday, July 8, 2012

"Between The Lines" NY Times #1

Super excited to report that "Between The Lines" , by Jodi Picoult and Samantha van Leer, has debuted #1 on the NY Times Best Seller list!

I am thrilled to have contributed over 70 silhouettes to this book. The super talented Yvonne Gilbert also contributed color pieces for the story.

The deadline for this book coupled with other deadlines made this the toughest schedule of my career. I had to produce over 80 illustrations in less than two months. But it was all worth it. In celebration, here are some of my silhouettes!