RIP, of course, means Rest in Peace. We as a country and as a world have lost so many this year. Rest in Peace to all of them.
I’ve been quiet here lately because I’ve been working on a picture book. Learning A-Z commissioned me through Storybook Arts to illustrate a graded reader titled Standing Up to the Bullies, written by Ashley Kazery. I just finished the last image this afternoon. I’ll probably have a few minor edits before publication, but I’m more-or-less finished.
Here’s the first of thirteen images.
[Edit: I’ve updated the image. This is the final they’re using for the book.]
Now he has some color. Why do I have a feeling he’s a cat burglar or something like that?
Or maybe he’s a longshoreman.
He looks kinda sad. Wonder what’s wrong.
A few days ago I was in the mood to take requests. Elaethyra asked for a mouse sitting on a mushroom using another mushroom as an umbrella. Well, the rainy April weather’s been particularly inspiring for that sort of piece, so here you go.
I was playing with Kyle’s Real Watercolor brushes, which are rather impressive Photoshop brushes.
So, I decided to finish off this sketch. You’ll notice that I made the Zimmerman character look more like the actual guy instead of a sort of generic fat guy like in the sketch.