Friday, June 21, 2013

Illustrations

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It has been so long since I posted some new work! For months now between trips and travels I've been working on and off to get my submissions for a new children's picture book ready and today I finally sent out the first ones. I finished a dummy book with sketches and I also made two finished illustrations as samples. I initially wanted to paint them, but that didn't work the way I wanted, so I foolishly opted for copper etchings. Can you imagine illustrating a whole book with double-plate etchings? But why not? I'm super happy how the illustrations turned out plus I had a ton of fun making them. I can't wait to make the rest of them. Well, I'm getting ahead of myself. First I have to land a publishing contract, which might take years.
If you can't figure it out from these two illustrations, the story is about an armadillo trying to find the rain since his waterhole is drying up. 
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