Tuesday, September 22, 2015

my new studio

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we moved to a new apartment, and for the first time in my life i have my own studio, which is a fabulous luxury. i've worked from a desk in my bedroom until now, and it makes such a difference to have a room designated specifically for work. not only that, but i was able to separate my painting area from my scanning, printing and computer area, which eliminates distraction and helps me separate tasks. all that daylight helps, too!new studio 3 new studio 4 new studio 6 new studio 5

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

a christmas carol

a christmas carol 4 my biggest project to date and one that i am very proud of was released today: a fully-illustrated edition of charles dickens' a christmas carol, published by chronicle books. i worked on it all through the heat of last summer but never lost steam or interest for this strange, wintery tale; what an honor to have the chance to contribute to its legacy! the thrill of seeing my name printed next to the beloved author's was well worth the effort.
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being a story lit only by fireplaces, candles and gaslight street lamps, the book was a technical challenge for me since my work is quite flat and relies little on dramatic lighting. i'm thankful to designer kristen hewitt for giving me freedom to choose this plummy blue color palette and to feel around outside of my comfort zone to find the right mood for the book.a christmas carol 1
out today from chronicle books! this book has gilt-edged pages, gold foil details on the cover and a satin bookmark inside, making it a great gift edition - if i do say so myself.
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