I recently read "All the Birds in the World" to some folks at the Acton Memorial Library. I also talked about my inspiration for writing the book, did a drawing of Kiwi, and raffled off a book and a jigsaw puzzle. Here are a few pictures.
Monday, August 23, 2021
Wednesday, June 30, 2021
I have a show at the Acton Memorial Library (Acton, MA) that will be up in July and August (2021). I'm showing mostly prints from my debut author-illustrator picture book, "All the Birds in the World" (Peter Pauper Press, 2020), as well as some prints from my follow-up, "All the Fish in the World" (Peter Pauper Press, due August 2021). I've included links to buy at the bottom of this post.
|Here's the original entrance of the historic |
Acton Memorial Library (Massachusetts).
The first video shows the wall that showcases my process. I started off doing tons of designs of the main character, Kiwi. These are mainly ink and watercolor. The second bulletin board shows several ink and watercolor color studies I did. I was originally planning on doing the artwork traditionally--in ink and watercolor--but the art director and editor saw some of my digital work and asked me to do a sample spread in Photoshop. The digital art was more lush, detailed, and colorful, so we went with that. The third bulletin board shows my process from rough sketch to final (digital) art.
The main wall shows illustrations from "All the Birds in the World." The illustrations are pencil drawings that I painted in Photoshop. The last illustration on this wall is art from the book that I adapted into a jigsaw puzzle (sold by Peter Pauper Press).
I am also selling framed and unframed prints from the Acton Memorial Library show. If interested, please email me (see my "Contact" page).