Sorry I've been MIA from the blog for so long (I'm sure you all have been wondering where I am/noticed I was gone) I was working on a book for a small publishing company called Halo.
Halo skirts the border between self publishing and retail publication. Illustrators work very closely with authors and have extremely tight deadlines. I had 8 weeks to illustrate an entire book-- 14 full color illustrations-- while also working full time at my day job. But, the author I worked with was really wonderful and I did what I had to do to make it happen. I also made an incredibly stupid oversight concerning dimensions, so I can't stress to everyone enough how important it is to double check specs. Everything worked out ok, but there was almost a technical disaster on my account.
Anyway it's going to press now, and I can't wait to see it in print! It's about the relationship between a mother and son, and is really very sweet. The biggest challenge for me was creating visual interest page after page, as there is very little descriptive action in the copy. Here are a few of my favorite images from the book, 'I Love You Three Dots" (awwwwwwww!!!)