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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Also, Im now on twitter!

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!

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

My New Book with Martin Luther King III (Release Date Aug 6 2013)

What was it like growing up as a son of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.? This picture book memoir, My Daddy, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. by Martin Luther King III, provides insight into one of history’s most fascinating families and into a special bond between father and son.
In this poignant picture book memoir, Martin Luther King III and New York Times bestselling artist AG Ford capture the ordinary and extraordinary moments from Martin's brief childhood with his father, the revered civil rights hero.

For More Info, Click Here!

Friday, June 14, 2013

Quick Sketch. Tony Parker

Friday, May 24, 2013

Here is a quick drawing and color study for a book that I finished a while back.  I did this sample for the art director and editor prior to starting the actual project.  While working on this particular project, I felt the story offered many sombre moments and very bright colors didn't seem appropriate.  My choice was to paint less chromatically, and build color up softly.  More details on that project later, stay tuned, it won't be released until 2014.

Monday, April 8, 2013

NCAA Championship tonight!  So I thought I would do some quick sketches of Louisville's Russ Smith and Michigan's Trey Burke.  They will certainly go at it tonight!

Friday, January 4, 2013

Desmond and the Very Mean Word by Archbishop Desmond Tutu and Douglas Carlton Abrams illustrated by AG Ford 

(AVAILABLE NOW Click Here to order!)

Based on a true story from Archbishop Desmond Tutu’s childhood in South Africa, Desmond and the Very Mean Word reveals the power of words and the secret of forgiveness.

When Desmond takes his new bicycle out for a ride through his neighborhood, his pride and joy turn to hurt and anger when a group of boys shout a very mean word at him. He first responds by shouting an insult, but soon discovers that fighting back with mean words doesn’t make him feel any better. With the help of kindly Father Trevor, Desmond comes to understand his conflicted feelings and see that all people deserve compassion, whether or not they say they are sorry. Brought to vivid life in A. G. Ford’s energetic illustrations, this heartfelt, relatable story conveys timeless wisdom about how to handle bullying and angry feelings, while seeing the good in everyone.

Here are a few sneak peak shots of the interiors from drawing to finish!