Saturday, September 24, 2011

Explorer's Guide Previews

Parka Blogs was kind enough to give The Explorer's Guide to Drawing Fantasy Creatures a mention on Monday. If you haven't visited Parka Blogs before and you like art and art books, go there now! The blog features detailed reviews and helpful information about art books ranging from fine art, to illustration, to concept art.
In addition to the preview pages offered on Parka Blogs, click on the image to the left or visit my website's splash page for an in-depth sampling of the interior pages of The Explorer's Guide. It rotates, I say!

Friday, September 23, 2011

Maurice Sendak Interview

Terry Gross interviewed award-winning children's book author and illustrator Maurice Sendak on Fresh Air. The interview is incredibly moving and well worth listening to.
This Pig Wants To Party: Maurice Sendak's Latest
It really is touching; you might need to have some tissues nearby.

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Crowned Ibak Sketch

I apologize for the long hiatus from posting.

I drew the above sketch in a copy of The Explorer's Guide to Drawing Fantasy Creatures for my friend Chuck Lukacs. Chuck is a fellow sci-fi and fantasy illustrator and IMPACT Books author. He collaborated with artists Jim Pavelec, Chris Seaman and Thomas Manning on the fantasy warrior how-to book Wreaking Havoc, and his latest book is Fantasy Genesis: A Creativity Game for Fantasy Artists.