This illustration of an alphabet garden was a proposal I did for a Blue Manatee Press book called The Reading Room. While they ended up not using it, a friend of mine liked it so much, she bought a print for her 1-year-old daughter. She was also nice enough to send me some photos, and I was happy to […]
This week’s Illustration Friday submission comes from a children’s book I recently illustrated called Short Pump Bump.
I am currently finishing up the last few illustrations for my first picture book! Written by Angie Miles, Short Pump Bump! highlights many of the people and places that make Richmond, Virginia such a great place to live. Preorders are available at www.shortpumpbump.com More info soon!
Last weekend, I attended a local SCBWI event (Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators) in Richmond, Va. Among the three excellent panelists was YA author, and 2015 Edgar Award Nominee, Lamar Giles. Lamar did a super-fun Mad-Lib-style exercise with us called Story Starters, where he and the audience create a unique opening line by committee. Once […]
I attended my first-ever conference for the Society of Children’s Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI) this past weekend, and all-in-all had a great time! My favorite talk was by illustrator/author Pat Cummings who was every bit as funny as she was informative. But the highlight for me was meeting illustrator Henry Cole for a critique of […]
Book cover design I did for a book called The Last Teacher by Micheal L Dales.
My copy of the Directory of Illustration No. 29 arrived today, and I have to say I’m pretty excited! This is my first time in the Directory and a quick perusal of its many, many pages makes me feel like I fit right in. For all you art directors out there, I’m on page 527. For everyone […]
Here’s the cover art for the book Santa Boy, a short e-book available on Amazon.com. I completed this awhile back, but I felt it would be nicer to wait til Christmas time before posting. I did a couple of interior illustrations as well, but you’ll have to buy the book to see them! You can […]
Here’s a quick color version for the Kid Hercules graphic novel. My professor was really happy with the comic as a whole (we were only required to do a part of it) and has encouraged me to finish it and get it published. So hopefully I’ll have some time over the holidays to get some […]
Beginning and ending scenes for a fairy tale I wrote awhile back called Little Monster.