Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Re-Worked painting

This is a version of a painting that I did quite some time ago. A company I have worked with asked me to rework this image specifically for a project they have in mind, I don't know if it will happen but I had a great time repainting a traditional painting digitally, I turned a horizontal format to vertical and added the foreground, then changed the things that have bothered me for all these years. It's nice to rework old paintings, it feels sort of like a second chance, and an opportunity to clean up the mistakes you made in days gone by. I like the painting mainly because of the subject matter. I need to do more images like this one, it might satisfy the adventurer in me that spends too much time in the studio.

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

"Lobo, The King of Currumpaw"

I'm illustrating an article about Ernest Seton the great conservationist and co-founder of the Boy Scouts. Before he was a conservationist he  was a famous wolf trapper. He was hired to trap a very wily wolf  who the locals had named "Lobo". It's a very interesting article and a good excuse to paint a wolf. 
I hope the editor thinks so too.

Thursday, June 4, 2009

From the book

Here is another from the same book, I really like how this one turned out, kids are fun to paint. Seeing how I do children's picture books I better like painting kids.

New Book

Sorry it's been a while since I posted anything, I do have a schedule to keep. I am working on a new book and here are a few details from some of the paintings, It is another christmas book and I like how it is turning out. It will be published for this Christmas and available for all to but...  I hope you like these images.