Friday, May 9, 2008

What color was George Washington's white horse? Brown.

This is another book cover that I was working on at the same time as the last one I posted.  Though, this one took a bit longer because I got carried away making the horse look as realistic as possible and then I had to do that with the rest of the illustration so that it would all look stylistically unified.  Anyway, it is for a Virginia historical fiction and the chap on the horse is supposed to be a young George Washington.  The guy in the background is a mystery but you'll have to read the book to find out who he is.  For that matter, I will have to read it too because I don't really know anything about the books that I am illustrating.

Monday, May 5, 2008

Book Cover

I work full-time as an in-house illustrator for publishing company in Pleasant Grove called American Legacy Publishing. That's right, I get paid to draw and paint all day! Right now I am working on a series of books and this is an example of one of the covers. I created it from start to finish using Photoshop. It presented me with a lot of challenges but I'm happy with how it turned out. I had intended to deliberately avoid posting any work done at my job because I wanted my blog to motivate me to do my own creative work on the side. However, lately I have been doing a lot of extra work from home and I didn't want to go too long before posting something new. So hopefully I will soon find some time to do more of my own stuff because if I don't you can expect to see more examples of what I am doing from 9 to 5 every day.