Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Just For Fun

Working on style and colors schemes for a new book and this is one of the scenes that emerged. Thought I would share, just for fun. 

Monday, August 6, 2012

Process Work - Personal Piece

I recently finished this personal piece and thought I would share some samples 
from my collage process:
            I start with a simple hand drawn sketch that I scan it into Photoshop.

          On top of the sketch I build each character with layers of flat color and begin to
            lay in my larger background shadows.
         After I've created all of the large shapes, I place papers/textures within the    
         shapes by using clipping masks. All facial details are added and to complete
         the illustration I lay in shadows to give the figures a raised effect.  

Childcraft Annual - World Book Encyclopedia

World Book Encyclopedia recently published my first illustrated chapter book, Letters to Words. To accompany this story about the formation of the English language I illustrated the cover and 6 chapter headers. Each illustration is created digitally in paper collage.