I've been really finding my own style lately and will be working to update my website. I recently went down to Philly to scan all the images for "Little Karl" with the author, and my good friend, M. Earl Smith. We're working with the publisher on typography and layout and the book will be out November 25th for Black Friday.
M. Earl Smith and I are starting on a new project so stay tuned.
I'm nearly done with all 32 illustrations for "Little Karl", which be available as an Ebook and in stores (Barnes & Noble) around Black Friday.
I've been working on these final illustrations all month and I've come up with a really strong metaphor to describe my work. When I begin any work, it's almost as if I feel slightly lost; there was a time when I felt totally lost, but not nowadays. Then the work, whether it be an illustration or oil painting, comes together and I feel like I've found a familiar road. The other very real possibility is that you can become totally lost, which happens also. But once I'm on the road home, I know everything will be okay as long as I keep driving.
This is how I've also felt about my life recently. I've been slightly lost, but I've kept driving and started to find some familiar roads.
"Art and Athleticism kind of go hand and hand..."
I wanted to a write a quick update because it seems like I've been off the grid for a bit. The truth is that I've been really busy with illustrations. I've been doing the final illustrations for an upcoming children's book titled: "Little Karl", written by M. Earl Smith, whose become a great friend of mine. The book will be available at Barnes & Nobles and as an ebook via Michelkin Publishing.
I'm also proud to say that I'll be teaching 3 classes this Fall at Bergen Community College. I'll be super busy but will always leave time to write on here.
It's really a dream-come-true to be able to illustrate and I really owe the people in my life who've helped me.
As a side note, you can check out M. Earl Smith's Facebook page here:
(He's got some of my sneak peak images from "Little Karl" on his page)