Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Watercolor Studies

I decided I had some time before bed tonight, so I did an extra little project. I follow James Gurney, of Dinotopia fame, and his fantastic blog daily. Today (er, yesterday, it's 12:18am) he posted a site that compiles random Google map photos of places all over Earth, called Map Crunch. It can give you a more varied feel of the places you want to visit. He then suggested doing little thumbnail watercolors that take no longer than 10 minutes to complete. I did have a blast doing them! Each took no longer than 10 minutes, and as long as that sounds, I wanted to spruce them up more. But the point was to be quick and get to the point (and be looser with the paint and have more fun). From top to bottom, left to right you are looking at Diamond Peak, New Zealand; Morelos, Mexico; Saint-Livres, Switzerland; and South Qu'Appelle, Canada!

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Scans of Fables

There are still touch ups to be done, pushing value in a few areas, but here are the scans of the three fables I have so far for the inside illustrations.

Final Paintings from the Ludington Show

Remember that show I had a few months ago? Well I finally have nice reproductions of all the paintings in their final state. Let me also just say that the show at the Ludington Arts Center was a hit, and I had so many people attend I couldn't talk to them all! Thanks again to everyone who came and to the Ludington Arts Center for being so generous with the studio they lent me and the space for the show. In order of completion:

Mayor Henderson

Dr. Bill Anderson

Todd and Brad Reed

Lee and Joan Schoenherr

Bob Neal

Bill and Jane Carpenter

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

More Fables

Here are some more illustrated fables that will be illustrations in the book. From left to right: Tortoise and the Hare, Crow and the Pitcher, Lion and the Mouse. Unfortunately, I couldn't scan these individually tonight, so the colors appear washed out. I'll update them soon though. Also, here is a scan of the cover.