Sunday, October 30, 2016

Lady Bug Magazine: Plane Tracks

Here's another for Lady Bug Magazine.  They have to be one of my favorite magazine's to work for.  Everything I've done for them ends up in my Portfolio!  I had a lot of fun illustrating Carrie Finisons Poem.  Enjoy,

Plane Tracks, Digitally Colored Drawing

I'm Back in the Studio with The Boxcar Children and more

Holy cow, it's been a long time hasn't it?  Well I hope you can all be a bit understanding.  Without going into too many terrible details, just know that my wife became ill a couple years ago and I had to take some time off from illustration.  You see, most of my bills are paid by teaching and with two young boys to look after, a sick wife, and two full time jobs... something had a to be set aside.  At least until the health issues were resolved.  So I took some time off from illustration.

Well, I am happy to say that she is much better now (and very grateful) and I'm back in the studio.
Here are some projects that I finished just before taking the time off.

The Boxcar Children: The Mystery of the Wild West Bandit

The Boxcar Children: The Mystery of the Wild West Bandit

 I can't tell you how exiting it was to get this gig.  My boys had been reading the original series with their Mother when I was offered this job.  They were really impressed when I told them I was going to be the new illustrator for the Boxcar Children books!  It was one of the most rewarding moments I've had since getting into the business.  Anthony VanArdsdale is currently illustrating the covers for the series, you can check his work out here.

The Boxcar Children: The Mystery of the Missing Pop Idol
The Boxcar Children: The Mystery of the Missing Dinosaur Bones
The Boxcar Children: Soccer Tournament Trouble
The Boxcar Children: The Mystery of the Grinning Gargoyle