Here's another piece from the picture book I'm now wrapping up.
It'll be published through Houghton Mifflin Harcourt in the first
quarter of 2014. The image above is part of a cover idea that we
decided not to use. What's Robin up to?
Back in Studio City, Northern Mockingbird used to regularly
wake up my wife in the middle of the night. Now on the Peninsula,
I've been seeing him everywhere along with Yellow Warblers and Red
I'm quiet these days! Very busy with projects, mostly the picture
book. I'll try harder to post a little more. There's a bunch of stuff
on the back burner ready to get finished.
I'm participating in a fun show curated by Inky Goodness
and Ammo Magazine! For my part I designed a Helmsman
character for a set of Pirate themed poker cards. It's planned
for the end of this month, details here
Variation of a painting I did for a friend. Fun how much art
I discard, derail, and generally soothe/torture into something else.
One day it's a Hawaiian bird, the next week it's a hazy view
of the bay.
With a black head mask and a tropical water blue on its wings and tail,
Azure-Winged Magpie is a striking bird. I wish I can see one, and I read
that they're common in their indigenous homes---Pacific Rim to Mongolia
and the Iberian Peninsula (!).