15 June 1990

Children's Poetry Illustration


This was the 2nd assignment from Cricket magazine. This was a bit more ambitious than the first one, and I tackled this one with a moody black and white pastel treatment. This was a tone poem about a playground in the moonlight.

I also received my first assignment for what would become another long time steady client, US Catholic Magazine (the art hasn't survived, unfortunately). I also had another assignment from Adweek this month (which I had completely forgotten about), an inside spot on the 'wine industry'.

Textbook Cover


This was another textbook cover in pastels that I did for MacMillan's textbook division. This edition still seems to be available on Amazon. (link here) This one wasn't nearly as fun as some of the others, as it required a fairly realistic scene with a lot of details (which is hard to pull off in this pastel style), however, according to my invoices, it garnered a bit of reprint action for several months after I did it (mostly internal, probably for advertising purposes, or brochures).