I recently completed illustrating Matthew 14:22-33 for United Methodist Publishing House. This is the first image in the series.
Work-for-hire. Created by Karen B. Jones. Copyright © 2019 United Methodist Publishing House. All Rights Reserved.
So, here’s the new version of the Kissing Story page I posted before. If you remember, there was some concern that the public display of affection was too much for the children’s market in the original version. So, here is a new version with the parental kissing off-panel.
Here’s a new sample. This is page 1 of a comic book I’ve written that my art rep will be sending out later this summer. Hopefully we’ll get someone interested in it. There was some interest in this character from a previous sample featuring her, so we’re hoping it will sell.
This sample reuses the first four panels from that previous sample. (I reformatted it for rectangular panels and changed the shading style.) The last two panels are new.
The working title is Kissing Story, but I don’t really care for that. Hopefully we’ll come up with a better one. It’s an age-appropriate story about sexual harassment and consent.
I may actually need to change the panel with mom and dad kissing to have them not also hugging because my rep says that may be too much physical contact for the age range. So, I may post a revision with that changed. We’ll see.
Here’s a cover I created for Alexandra Townsend for her upcoming middle grade novel.
(The title and byline here are just a mock-up and are a little sloppy. The final text layout will differ.)
One last image for the Petting Zoo commission for Learning A-Z.
A second image for the Petting Zoo commission for Learning A-Z.
Here’s the first page of a Petting Zoo commission for Learning A-Z. I think the pigs were the most fun to draw. I managed to put at least one in each of the three images for this set. I particularly like the one reaching for the bottle on the right.
This commission only had two images. So, here’s the second of the Moving Day set for Learning A-Z. The boy is packing up his room. Looks like he’s a Yankees fan.
Another commission for Learning A-Z. This one is a family packing up their living room and kitchen, getting ready to move.
One problem with this scene was that they wanted both rooms to show, but in a portrait-oriented image. So, I decided to make this house a front-to-back split with a short stairway between the two levels. That let me put the two rooms one in front of the other, but with the kitchen a half-story higher so as to increase the height of the image and keep the living room from blocking it.
It’s done entirely in one-point perspective. Everything except the people and a few curves was drawn with virtual rulers.
It’s probably a small mid-eighties tract home, judging by the layout. One that’s been updated with wood floors and new appliances. But the kitchen is still too small and it doesn’t have a dishwasher. I’d move too, if I were them.
One last winter fair illustration commissioned by Learning A-Z.