Friday, June 29, 2012

More Sketches From The Doodler

It's been kind of busy these past few weeks working on client projects and making time for my own work. The summer has arrived in Boston and a great time to roam around and look for places to doodle and feel inspired. A lot of inspiration from just watching people rushing to wherever they need to go. The noise and visual stimulation assisted me in my current sketches.

Friday, June 15, 2012

Sketches From Workshop At ICON7

An assortment of sketches while listening to a demonstration at a children's book workshop.
Rachel Cole offered an exciting demonstration about what is involved with creating a children's
picture book. While listening to her demonstration my hand was sketching away from her
inspiring presentation.

Saturday, June 9, 2012

Flashcards for Children

The flashcard alphabet samples above were created for young children. Palm Beach Software 
Design, Inc. commissioned me to create an alphabet and number series. The creative director, 
Mark is a great guy, who gave me free range when creating his vector images. All he requested 
was that whatever I came up with was appealing to young children. 

I had a lot of fun deciding what images to use and draw for each letter. Projects like this one 
require several sketches before scanning them into Photoshop CS5. After scanning I take the
tiff scans and bring them into Illustrator CS5 to create the final vector images. 

Submitting my images for approval required very few revisions. The creative director will 
eventually give the work to his programmers who will create the App for tablets and cell
phones. When I receive this information I will post the url so you can view the alphabet and 
number flashcards. I would like hear what you think of my samples.

Monday, June 4, 2012

Are You A Linchpin?

Here is a book that is worth reading. "Linchpin" by Seth Godin discusses how you can make a difference with the choices you make and decide about your future. These choices will have an effect on those around you. This book is worth your time and I strongly suggest that you buy a copy and read it. Mr Godin offers some powerful ideas as well why you should strive to make remarkable products. His ideas are not just for artists but for anyone who wants to make a difference with their life. To purchase a copy of this book visit or just select this link