Sunday, January 20, 2008

Favorite pieces from "The Moving Carnival"

Here are my three favorites pieces from "The Moving Carnival", my latest early reader from Picture Window Books. I was asked to do these in soft pastel, so I needed to work rather big. For those of you who are familiar with soft pastels, you know how challenging it is to create fine details in chunky pastels.

The first is a tiny little spot image, and the original is about 4 by 4 inches. So, you can imagine that the other two are pretty large -- roughly 24 by 15 inches.

This was a challenging project because of the subject matter. We follow along as Rosa and Luis spend the day at a traveling carnival. Lots of rides and crazy perspective!

Hope you enjoy!

Monday, January 14, 2008

New Year, New Book!

Happy New Year, everyone! I'm happy to announce that my second illustrated book, "The Moving Carnival," will be released very soon from Picture Window Books. When I submitted the cover art, I was really curious where the design team was going to put the title. They did a really great job -- especially picking up the oranges and yellows.

Next post - my favorite pieces from the book!