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Date of publication / release: 09.03.2012
I don't know why, but I love blog posts where illustrators detail the process of a job. For some reason, it's alway fascinating, whatever method they use. So, I'm going to go ahead and assume all my loyal thralls out there would be equally captivated by my process. So I wrote a series of detailed posts at my personal blog detailing the whole thing.
The project is for one of my favorite and oldest clients, the Oklahoma Children's Theatre. Every spring, they hold a formal fundraiser called the Fairy Tale Ball, and every year, I have the immense pleasure of illustrating and designing the invitations, reply cards and programs. Click the links below to read more. Cheers!
Date of publication / release: 20.02.2012
I've had a blast illustrating this season's plays from a children's theatre and recently produced these two from "Red vs the Wolf" and "Miss Nelson Is Missing". Stylistically, these have been different from my normal scratch board, but I really, really like the results. So, who knows?
I've had this little vanity project in the works for some time, messing it with it here and there, but I've finally managed to wrap it up. Seems a little anti-climatic because it's not really for anything other than a portfolio piece.
In recent years, other authors have taken a handful of classic characters—from Indiana Jones and Sherlock Holmes to The Wicked Witch of the North and Captain Hook—and went back in time to tell the stories of their youth, which I've always thought was a pretty fun idea. So when trying to think of a book cover to illustrate, I figured hey, no one's talked about Robin Hood as a lad.
Who knows, maybe someday I'll even take a shot at writing it (I actually have a story idea). Until then, this will have to do!