Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Interior Spread for a book Im working on!

Here is a sneak peak at an interior illustration for a book that I am finishing up with Candlewick Press titled Goal!, written by Mina Javaherbin. I can't show too much of this book yet, but thought I would share one spread, the book is scheduled to be released in 2010. The book is about kids playing soccer in the alleys of their shanty homes in Africa, very fun book to illustrate!


Eric Spray said...

Look at you doin' it!
I'm so happy for you dude!
Paven' a road of gold!

Anyway, hope to see you again sometime!
Beers on me :)

AG Ford said...

thanks bro, I'm sure we will meet up at some kind of art thing in the future, lol

Chance said...

hey this is Chance, I like the textures you created on the ground and wall. Especially what you have going on the red bucket in the front, reminds me a Brom.

good stuff, are you using oils or acrylic on this?

AG Ford said...


Oil, I am only using oil at this point, not much acrylic lately.

Chance said...

Oils, I see. last time I talked to you you seemed pretty set on oils. Do you think it's still a good idea to start out with acrylics to learn how to mix colors?

I'm giving some drawing classes here and I've been contemplating getting into painting and everyone is excited about doing oils but I keep telling them it's better to start with acrylic because it forces you to understand how to mix paint.

AG Ford said...

Well the thing is that, acrylics dry SO quickly that you are forced to mix a color multiple times, I think this helps you understand color better. Oil, is just a more difficult medium to control and people usually get really muddy with it and might not understand where all the colors they mixed initially are. I just think acrylic is better to start with, but thats just my personal opinion.

Adam Levene said...

DUDE! This is fantastic. Cant wait to see it in print.

Mina Javaherbin said...

I am so excited about this book AG and so lucky to have you on this with me. Thanks for the great job.