Thursday, October 13, 2011

I Need a Hero!

Wow, I actually meant to post this Monday but the week totally got away from me and, before I knew it, I was waking up and it was Thursday.

I started off last weekend totally exhausted and was having those days where, even though your body was up and moving around, your brain hadn't quite caught up. Luckily I took it easy on Sunday and got some rest because this week started off with a bang. I've been juggling penciling a new children's book and doing new designs for the next Sports Illustrated Kids illustrations while mixing the OilCan Drive CD. The days were flying by but things were getting done.

And now it's Thursday.

Anyway, with all the work I've been doing and haven't been able to show off yet I thought it would be a good time to let you in on a project I did a few months ago. I was contacted by a small children's book publisher who was doing a kid's superhero book. They wanted me to do the cover and asked me for a time frame and a price quote. Not only did I send them that information but I also sent them this little thumbnail sketch to show them what I thought the hero and his stance might look like.

Luckily I did that because it helped land me the job.

So, over the next few days I'll share with you the steps I did to finish the illustration and put the job to bed. It did become interesting as you'll find out.

Sorry about the long pause. Have a great day!