Thursday, March 31, 2011

Rocket Shoes

A spot for the upcoming issue of Runner's World about speed. Thanks to Marc Kauffman for the fun job. Here are a few of the ideas I sent: 

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Book Signing

The drawing on my next book continues- steadily plowing through fields of chimney soot, icy winds and hungry rats of 1820's London. In the current radio silence, enjoy a few blurry pictures from my book signing last week. Mobile phone cameras are the new polaroids. A warm thanks to all the kids from CCS school who came out to the signing!

My son, Jack, (in orange stripes and panting) wasn't excited at all. 

I showed the process work for the cover image, version A sketches on the right and the revision ideas on the left. Many folks are astonished at the amount of 'behind-the-scenes' drawing that takes place in a project like this. 

Kids books can only be seen one spread at a time. So I always find it neat to view a book like this, where you can see the whole thing at once. 

Jack really wanted to sign each book with me. I compromised by letting him scream continuously. 

Friday, March 04, 2011

Today in the Sketchbook

Studio update: I've been working away on my Charles Dickens book the last four weeks, and I'll post some of these images eventually, but I'd like to keep them close to the vest for now. A recent sketchbook page...  drawing on location always serves as a reminder of what I love most about creating images.