Thursday, April 23, 2009

New Book!! Our Children Can Sour!!

This is the seed of a unique picture book that is part historical, part poetry, and entirely inspirational. I did one painting of Jesse Owens for this book, a fun painting. There were many illustrators on this project (cover art by Bryan Collier) so I really wanted to stand out in someway, so I went with a very golden and sepia palette hoping no one else did the same. Books are available now, click here to order!

5 comments:

Doret said...

Its a beautiful book. Congrats on being included with some illustrator heavy hitters. Did you use a model or photographs?, Jesse Owens definitely stands out. There's no denying its him. I love the muscle defintion and the clean lines. Beautiful.

AG Ford said...

I used photographs and a model for his right hand because in the photograph I was using, the hand was cut off. Thanks for staying in tune with the blog!!

Grant Gilliland said...

AG, this stuff is incredible!

I remember how amazing your drawings were when I worked at the front desk at CCAD...but seriously, you have advanced so far past that! Congrats man, you deserve it.

G

AG Ford said...

Thanks Grant, the inspiration in mutual!!

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