Wednesday, July 9, 2014

The Interval…Black and White Charcoal on Toned Paper

"The Interval" is the work I produce in between projects for clients.  For me, rest and play is followed by guilt and regret for the missed opportunity to enhance my abilities as an artist….Therefore, The Interval.

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Tuesday, June 3, 2014

HELLO I'M JOHNNY CASH September 2014




There’s never been anyone like music legend Johnny Cash. His deep voice is instantly recognizable, and his heartfelt songs resonate with listeners of all ages and backgrounds. G. Neri captures Johnny’s story in beautiful free verse, portraying an ordinary boy with an extraordinary talent who grew up in extreme poverty, faced incredible challenges, and ultimately found his calling by always being true to the gift of his voice. A. G. Ford’s luscious paintings of the dramatic southern landscape of Johnny Cash’s childhood illuminate this portrait of a legend, taking us from his humble beginnings to his enormous success on the world stage.

Monday, May 19, 2014

Sketching...


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Friday, March 21, 2014

Warm Up Sketches - Andrew Wiggins & Doug McDermott

A couple warm up sketches this morning in light of NCAA Tourney excitement. Wiggins and McDermott, two player to watch this year. 

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Monday, January 6, 2014

Two New Books Release tomorrow! "Malcolm Little" by Ilyasah Shabazz (Daughter of Malcolm X)

Malcolm X grew to be one of America’s most influential figures. But first, he was a boy named Malcolm Little. Written by his daughter, this inspiring picture book biography celebrates a vision of freedom and justice.
Together with acclaimed illustrator AG Ford, Ilyasah Shabazz gives us a unique glimpse into the childhood of her father, Malcolm X, with a lyrical story that carries a message that resonates still today—that we must all strive to live to our highest potential.
Available January 7, 2014!  Order Here!

My New Book! "Under the Same Sun" by Sharon Robinson (daughter of Jackie Robinson)


Sharon Robinson, daughter of baseball great Jackie Robinson, shares an inspirational story about her family in Tanzania. AG Ford is a NEW YORK TIMES best-selling artist and winner of the NAACP Award.

Sharon Robinson eloquently portrays the joys and pains of a family living on two continents. And she gives African-American history a powerful new perspective when seen through the eyes of modern-day African children. AG Ford's luminous oil paintings reflect all the warmth and spirit of this moving story.

This book will be released January 7th, 2014!  Order Here!

Friday, December 13, 2013

Nipsey Hussle Sketch! Progress too!


Nipsey Hussle Sketch!  Also, I'm on twitter now! Click Here to follow!

Monday, December 2, 2013

Derrick Rose Sketch

Graphite on Illustration board 8"x10"
Get well soon D. Rose….

Friday, November 22, 2013

50th anniversary of JFK assassination, sad day...

 Today marks the 50th anniversary of the fateful day in Dallas when President John F. Kennedy was assassinated.
JFK by Jonah Winter, illustrated by AG Ford in stores and available online now!
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Thursday, October 3, 2013

"JFK" by Jonah Winter Illustrated by AG Ford release date October 22nd!!!


This is a story about how a little boy grew up to be president. It's a story of hope and courage. It's a story about the power of words. And it is a story that has been told many times, in many voices.
Acclaimed picture-book biographer Jonah Winter offers his own voice and memories about JFK and his significance in this heartfelt personal profile, illustrated in vibrant detail by AG Ford.

Friday, August 23, 2013

Kendrick Lamar Sketch!

Quick Sketch of Kendrick Lamar. Graphite on Paper 5'' x 7''

Monday, July 15, 2013

Preliminary Sketches

A few sketches for an upcoming book that should be released early next year.  I sent these sketches to the editor/art director to see how loose I would go with the drawings, and how far we wanted to push style over realism.  The project is completed, just waiting for it to be releases, more details about this project later!