Monday, August 30, 2010
Here is a bit more work done to the portrait of my brother I've been working on in my down time. I got a chance to work on the hand a bit, but its been so long since i worked on this portrait, that my color combinations were thrown off a bit. Notice how much warmer the hand is than the face. This is only the underpainting, but this will play a roll, we will see how it turns out. Thanks for viewing!
Tuesday, July 20, 2010
Here are a few final drawings from the "Goal" book. These two drawings were some of my favorite spreads to paint. They offered intense emotion and also a climatic point in the story where I had the chance to show action throughout a piece. Enjoy! Also, checkout the finished "Zora and Me" cover on my site here!
Thursday, July 8, 2010
Wednesday, June 23, 2010
Tuesday, June 8, 2010
I will be reading my new book "Goal" to the children, holding a Q and A session, and also signing books. All of my previous books will be available for purchase as well!
Hope to see you all there!!
Tuesday, June 1, 2010
Seven impossible things before breakfast Illustrator Interview!
Check the interview out, it is quite informative, and 7-imp always offers a different twist to an interview! Let me know what you think! Below is an interior from the the Michelle Book, just for kicks!
Tuesday, May 4, 2010
Tuesday, April 13, 2010
Check out my new book with Candlewick Press!! To order online Click Here!!
|"Uplifting and inspiring, this beautifully written and illustrated book reminds us of the joys and saving grace of friendship and sport. Set in South Africa, this book is a gift for soccer fans and all families around the world." -- Archbishop Desmond Tutu|
|In a dusty township in South Africa, Ajani and his friends have earned a brand-new, federation-size soccer ball.|
They kick. They dribble. They run. They score. These clever boys are football champions! But when a crew of bullies tries to steal their ball, will Ajani and his friends be able to beat them at their own game?
|A lyrical, strikingly illustrated story celebrates the unifying power of soccer. Just in time for the June 2010 World Cup in South Africa!|
Thursday, March 4, 2010
"Our Children Can Soar" Wins NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Literary Work for Children! I contributed an illustration of Jesse Owens (painting shown in previous posts on my blog) to this book along with 12 other well know illustrators. Check out the NAACP Awards site under Literature.
Also, to get your own copy of Our Children Can Soar: A Celebration of Rosa, Barack, and the Pioneers of Change, click here!
Wednesday, February 24, 2010
Friday, February 5, 2010
Here is another entry of "The Interval". In between projects and such, I am working on a portrait of my brother to keep my hand active and creative juices flowing. Still in its beginning stages, I am starting out with a mixture of raw sienna and cobalt blue to give me variations of cool grays as an under painting. When this stage is completed, I will be glazing in colors softly but want to maintain a slightly saturated color scheme overall.
Tuesday, February 2, 2010
Friday, January 22, 2010
Hey all out there, here are a couple of sketches, and also a quick paint study from a John Singer Sargent painting. I used to do a lot of these little quick studies to help me get better at painting. I used Acrylics.
Also, and most importantly, please donate to Haiti what you can, the earthquake is a terrible disaster. Any money you can donate is helpful to the people of Haiti, and every cent counts. No one asks for things like this to happen, we all as people of the world, have to contribute what we can. Here are a couple sites where you can donate: American Red Cross, Yele Haiti
Thursday, January 14, 2010
Hey Everyone, It seems I have been getting more traffic through the blog recently, please post your comments and give feedback! Thanks!
This is a cover illustration recently completed for a book being released this fall, more info will be posted throughout the year upon the books release. Peace!