Monday, August 30, 2010

Interval .0

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!

Monday, August 2, 2010

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Drawings from "Goal"

LinkHere 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

Sorry - For Contractual Reasons- This recent post has been removed.

I will be updated the blog with more art soon! Thanks for tuning in.

Sincerely, AG

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Sketches featured at the Book Signing

Here are a couple sketches that were featured at the Book Signing, along with many other sketches. Guests were allowed to look through a bundle of drawings that ultimately became finished portfolio pieces.

Pictures from the Book Signing!!

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Book Signing at Barnes and Nobles! Friday June 11th at 7pm

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

New Illustrator Interview with 7 imp!!!

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

Seven Impossible Things Before Breakfast talks with Mina Javaherbin!!

Here is a great interview by "Seven Impossible Things Before Breakfast" with the outstanding author Mina Javaherbin about her inspiration to write "Goal"
Click Here to Read!

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Goal by Mina Javaherbin Illustrated by AG Ford IN STORES TODAY!!!

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!

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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


This is a drawing in my sketch book of singer/ song writer Janelle Monae.

Friday, February 5, 2010

The Interval 2

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

Interview with The Brown Bookshelf

Click Here to read Interview

For Anymore Questions, just post a comment, and I will get back to you as soon as possible!

Friday, January 22, 2010

Drawings/Paint Study/Haiti

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

Cover Illustration (Post Comments People!)

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!