After an awful run with the stomach flu yesterday and this morning, I managed to feel better enough by this evening to put the finishing touches on the final 3 spreads for the book I have been illustrating. The author is self publishing this book and one more that I will be working on next. I will post the details about where it will be available as soon as possible.
If you’ve been following my Facebook Page, then you may have already seen some of the in-progress illustrations for a new book I am illustrating. Since this the client is self publishing, he has allowed me to share these on my blog to help generate interest. So far, here are the first three page spreads. Enjoy!
I’m all for the sparkly goodness of the Holiday Season, but I am honestly very sad that this year is almost over. Time flew by so fast this year that I don’t remember what exactly I did with it. Reflecting on last month’s goals, I would say that I made it about 50:50. The murals are tiring me out, and I think I may stop offering them altogether. I want to focus more on my personal illustration work through my shop and other freelance opportunities. It’s a tough decision, but I’m going with my gut on this one.
December is about shifting focus. I accepted the opportunity to illustrate a pair of children’s books by a valley resident. He based these stories on his family, and their silly adventures and now – is finally moving forward with his dream to self publish and distribute his work. Some of my preliminary sketches of the family are shown below. Another goal is to continue brainstorming a lovely blog idea I had awhile back. The dream is to great a unique place for all of the geeky art I love. Wish me luck because I’m definitely going to need it.
Finally, I’m making the commitment to completing another personal work. I haven’t decided what, but my sketchbook is starting to fill up with fresh ideas again. Tune in later to find out.