This was a fun book cover job for Ellice Lee and Heather Palisi at Random House. The book, called “The Girl Behind the Glass” by Jane Kelley, is about a ghost girl who drives apart the twin sisters who inhabit the creepy old house on Hemlock Road. It was a perfect assignment for me, and I had fun composing the sketch ideas here and going pretty seamlessly to the final image! Not all assignments play out this easily or are this much fun along the way, but book covers have consistently been my favorite jobs on which to work.
I have a piece in Dan Santat’s Charity auction for 826LA, which also promotes his new book, “Oh No!”. Click on the image to go to the auction site for more info. Find out about some of the participants and how to score some great pieces of art while supporting a good cause!
These are being printed now by Stuart at Vacord in Philly. A straight discharge print on a super-soft alternative apparel baseball T. This image is from the shop. I’ve not tried to print this way myself before, so I thought I’d have an expert do this one for me. A few more designs will be coming soon, but I thought I’d post a sneak peek.
I am thrilled to be participating in the “Heads for Haiti” show opening April 10th in Baltimore. The opening is hosted and conceived by Spur Design in Hampden. 100 artists, 100 images of heads, $100 each, to raise $10,000 for doctors without borders. There will also be a poster produced including all of the art for sale for $50.
The 100 artists involved are an amazingly accomplished lot, and the prices of these little pieces is truly a steal, not to mention for a great cause. My contribution, titled “Alice Cries”, a study for an Alice in Wonderland piece, was painted in acrylic and is 7″ x 9″, pictured here. To see a list of participating artists and more info about the event go to the Heads for Haiti site. And if you are not already familiar with Spur Design, Joyce Hessleberth and Dave Plunkert run an amazing design business and they are accomplished illustrators as well.
My painting for Nucleus Gallery’s 5th Anniversary show, “The Maze, She Breathes” was accepted into Communication Arts’ Illustration Annual. The issue hits newsstands in the Summer, and always includes an inspiring mix of great commercial and Gallery art. This piece is also now available as a fine art print through Gallery Nucleus!
I’m thrilled to be included in this gorgeous book of illustration printed by Taschen.
From the press release: ”Illustration Now! Volume 3 features today’s most exciting illustrators from 30 countries, showcasing emergent styles in Illustration. The book includes information about their career paths, and lists of selected exhibitions. Also included is an introduction by Steven Heller on the current trends in the field.”
I am excited to have some fun greeting cards coming out with Red Cap Cards this season. Â This silhouette series makes up five of the 14 designs that will be available soon. Â I’ll preview some of the others here next week.
I have a brief interview up on the insights section of the Communication Arts website. Â To read the Q and A, just link toÂ http://www.commarts.com/insights/drawing-unicorns-trapper.html !
This is a new painting I finished called “Portal the First” for Copro Nason Gallery’s Hi-Fructose show this Saturday! The show is full of really great art, and you can preview some of the images HERE.