Sunday, October 29, 2006


Thought I'd post the cover of my children's book. I finally got to see the finished product. They did a good job with the graphic design, but as always with reproductions the colors in the paintings turned much more golden than the originals. But I bet most people won't notice. I interned with Paul O. Zelinsky a few years ago and he was telling me there is always a huge difference once things go to print, and even showed me his Rapunzel originals which were amazingly rich. But he was right, we compared his reds to those in the book and they weren't nearly as gorgeous. Many thanks to my models Jennessa, Barry and Michelle, for all their wonderful help!
deseret book link

Wednesday, October 25, 2006

soft edges

One of my friends was nice enough to model for me, so I thought I'd post a recent drawing. It was done with a .3 HB mechanical pencil. Someone once told me that my drawings had too many hard edges so I've tried to soften it up a little over the years - well, I assume that's what the guy meant. He said they looked like hermetically sealed mayonnaise. I didn't really understand it either, but it's one of the funniest comments I've ever recieved.