Wednesday, May 31, 2017

the wallpaper

Elizabeth and Zenobia
i painted this small color sample while planning the creepy wallpaper behind the girls on the cover of elizabeth and zenobia (the background was changed to black in the final version).

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

the girl in the wallpaper

Elizabeth and Zenobia
this is one of my favorite illustrations from elizabeth and zenobia, just a creepy little nursery with some toys laying around and a girl staring out from the wallpaper... working in greyscale for the first time forced me to think a lot about contrast and value, and i loved it so much i was hesitant to return to painting in color!

Friday, May 26, 2017

elizabeth and zenobia

Elizabeth and Zenobia Cover
the reason for my two-month absence from social media (and the world outside my studio, really): i've been working hard on the cover and interior illustrations for this gloriously spooky new middle grade gothic novel, elizabeth and zenobia by jessica miller. it's chilling! it's mysterious! and it involves some seriously sinister wallpaper. aaand, it was art directed and designed by alyssa nassner, one of my MICA illustration department classmates! i loved working on it and can't wait to share some of the interior illustrations. out on september 19th from abrams books

mediteren van 9 tot 5

Meditation at Work
a full page illustration about meditating at work in dutch magazine happinez.

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

protein, hero of the plate

protein, hero of our plate - or is it?
here's something recent and very "rare"! a smug steak prince for "protein, hero of the plate - or is it?" an article by alex van buren for the the kitchn