Sunday, July 24, 2011

Hot. Just slimy, crusty, tiresome, sweaty hot.

Its over 100 degrees here in Music City and in my studio the AC is losing its battle against the heat, which make working in front of a computer monitor and under drawing table lights no fun at all. But sit here I do because I'm in the throes of deadline mania. Not only do I have several illustrations due for my regular VBS project with Lifeway, and a book cover, and magazine illustration for Somersaults I'm also heading to the SCBWI LA conference in 10 days... which means I'm on it trying to get my portfolio updated. Yowza. So while I haven't been posting many sketches the last few weeks, its not for lack of drawing.

As proof positive here's a couple of kids from the recreation activity books for my Lifeway series, Amazing Aviation Adventure. In the last decade of working with the good folks over at Lifeway I've drawn kids doing everything from holding spoons in the armpits to doing a backwards somersault through a hula hoop. I'll make a bet with anyone that I can draw a kid doing anything. And he'll be blindfolded. And East Indian. Go on, try me, I dare ya.

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