Here’s the first image for a graded reader I recently illustrated for Learning A-Z. Mom for City Council by Jessica Malordy.
Here’s a new one for that same series I’ve been working on. Seems our girl has been texting in class.
Here’s an image for page 7 of a safety-themed coloring book commissioned by Positive Promotions. This shows a boy puling the curtains away from a space heater his mom’s turning on.
Here’s an image for page 5 of a safety-themed coloring book commissioned by Positive Promotions. This shows a scene where a police officer and an EMT have responded to the scene of an accident. The EMT is checking on a boy who is lying on the ground next to a crashed bike and the officer is interviewing an elderly witness. An ambulance and police car are parked in the street and there are two apartment towers in the distance. I imagine the boy lives in one of those towers.
In hindsight, I think I may have made the ambulance too narrow. Hopefully it’s not too apparent.
Here’s the first image for page 4 of a safety-themed coloring book commissioned by Positive Promotions. This shows a girl who looks very worried calling 911 and an operator asking her, “What is your emergency?”
Here’s image 3 of 3 for the cover of a safety-themed coloring book commissioned by Positive Promotions. A boy talking to a police officer in his neighborhood. Vehicles are hard for me, but I like how the police car turned out.
This is the last color image for this book.
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.
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.
Here’s another piece for Learning A-Z. A different view of the waiting room in a veterinarian’s office. This time with just the vet, one client, and a cat.
Here’s another piece for Learning A-Z. A different view of children playing in a neighborhood park.