Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Barnes and Noble 2010 Kid's Calendar

Just got copies of the 2010 Barnes and Noble Calendar that I finished recently. It looks really great, actually.

I'm using watercolor with digital now, and I've always loved airbrush. Now I can get those flat graded areas up next to the beautiful natural flow of the paint.

These little characters are part of what I love about the paper dolls in the 30's and 40's..In this case they are dressing up in costumes to fit their adventures through time and space. I actually used fairly sophisticated references. Funny to see them transposed to comics.

Also, the job involved creating all these little stickers, which was a trip. You know..
"Haircut Day", "Worst Day ever" and "Ate at a Restaurant" to paste into the calendar.We could all use some of these, right? Like Twitter, only completely different.

You can buy one (the calendar comes with markers) for a child in your life at:

Monday, July 6, 2009


Starting up on July 11th...up to my eyebrows in alligators.

Friday, July 3, 2009

The news from here all has to do with digital work. I've been combining scanned watercolor and digital. For me this is a whole new game, being able to work directly on the screen.

This is from a book I am currently working on. It's a lot like watercolor. It's quick and spontaneous. Only it's impossible to ruin a painting after you've worked on it for a week.