Saturday, November 28, 2009

Art Poster for The Children's Illustration Exhibit

The illustration at the bottom of the second column next to Justin Gerard's Reluctant Dragon is mine! Thanks again Tim.

The All Year Christmas Tree

The All Year Christmas tree is I great little story by Monica Gunning, about two brothers trying to make the best of the holidays when their parents don't have enough money to afford a Christmas tree. It's a great story and I was really excited to illustrate it. You can read it and see the other two illustrations in the current issue of Highlights Magazine.

This is one of the three illustrations that I created for the story. I'm fairly pleased with the results however, I was trying to get a stronger sense of mood through the use of atmosphere and lighting. This image fails in that regard but there is another illustration where the mother is sitting on the side of the older boys bed in which I thought the lighting in the room was complementary to the scene. Oh well, perfection can be an endless pursuit.... perhaps I’ll get all three right on the next assignment.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

I'll Be Participating In A Children's Illustration Exhibit

Tim Davis invited me to be part of an exhibit which is now open for viewing at the Hargis Art Studios and Gallery. There are some great illustrators participating in this show, including Caldecott Medalist, Eric Rohmann. I can't thank Tim Enough for thinking of me for this show.

You can check out Tim's work here, and if you're in the Greenville area stop in and check out some great artwork!

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Silas, Final Version

This is the final version of Silas. I reworked it to fit the the square format for a group project that my fellow art teachers and I are putting together for the Averill Park Educational Foundation. I think the square format is much better than the original.