Monday, February 9, 2015

Latest Book, "Emiline"

Man its been a long time since I posted anything here, with Facebook, instagram and all the other social media sites its hard to stay on track and keep those who might be interested up to date with what I am up to. 2014 was a very busy year, too many projects, too little time.
I finally finished my latest book, "Emiline" a great story about a black woman from the 1800's who despite being born a free woman, had to sue for her freedom in Texas. This painting will grace the cover of the book.
I really wanted to illustrate this book, I almost didn't get to do it, hard negotiations finally worked out and I got the go ahead to do the paintings, the models are local friends and neighbors who willingly agreed to give their time for the project.
The story is very touching, from a 10 yr old girls perspective dealing with a serious subject. The paintings, looking back now, turned out well for the most part, like always I suppose I would change a few things or recompose this and that but... I won't be afforded that opportunity for now, such is the life of the illustrator and his deadline...

I'll let you know when it comes out but for now, enjoy the cover...