Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Favorite Tools

Pencil, tracing paper, and kneaded eraser: priceless for revising and tweaking.  Photoshop, too. But sometimes the old-fashioned way is easiest.

I should be able to show some of the sketches from this project, soon!

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Fall 2011 Children's Announcements!

Maggie and Oliver or a Bone of One’s Own by Valerie Hobbs, illus. by Jennifer Thermes (Oct; $15.99; ISBN 978-0-8050-9294-3) relays the adventures of an orphan girl and an orphaned dog in turn-of-the-century Boston. Ages 8 to 12.

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Vintagy (Is that a word?) Map

Here's a new map for an upcoming issue of Adirondack Life magazine. This one was a lot of fun to do, because the Art Director wanted a sort of 1940's-vintage-linen postcard feel to the map. (Try looking those up on ebay... way to want to start collecting 'em!) This will run on a tilt across a spread, so I had to design it to keep the lettering out of the gutter– thus the blankish area toward the right. (That sneaky little gutter... always good for a challenge!)

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Back from the Beach!

We spent a lovely vacation at the shore. Somebody loved the water...

... and returned home to Squashapalooza.

So far I've come up with 14 ways to cook zucchini.