Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Within the Woods

Within the Woods

I recently finished my Motivarti apprenticeship with Leighton Hickman and this is one of the images that I worked on under his guidance. I learned a lot about his painting process and what makes a good image even better, so I'm really thankful to have had this opportunity!

This piece was inspired by the Russian folktales of Baba Yaga and her house in the woods that suspends itself on chicken legs. It provided a great springboard for some interesting imagery.

I'll be able to share the Steal Away Home sequel cover soon, so expect that in the coming weeks.

Thursday, May 2, 2013

Steal Away Home

I'm so excited to share with everyone my first cover with Simon & Schuster: Steal Away Home by Lois Ruby.  This new edition will be available Fall 2013.  I'll try and put together a process post sometime soon.  I'm currently working on the sequel Soon Be Free which will be available in Spring 2014.  Doing not one, but two covers with Simon & Schuster has been a dream come true, and working with my art director Jessica Handelman even more so! I'm very excited to share the second cover when it's ready.


I'm also currently apprenticing under Leighton Hickman through Motivarti, which has been an awesome opportunity! I can't wait to show the things I've learned and been working on in a couple of weeks, so stay tuned for that as well :)