Dec 20 2009
I got a call out of the blue, from an art director, about illustrating a series of middle-grade novels by a famous author. It would have been a super-tight turnaround time, but man, that would have been a nice recurring gig! Unfortunately, I wasn’t the only one they called, and in the end they decided on one of the other illustrators. For posterity, here are my initial character sketches and a sample finish.
I’m not totally happy with the linework on the figures, but I like the seagull. By the way, I was specifically told they wanted ink with a spot color.