Jo March - Light Grey Art Lab

“You are the gull, Jo, strong and wild, fond of the storm and the wind, flying far out to sea, and happy all alone.” ― Louisa May Alcott, Little Women 

Happy to share the piece I did for Light Grey Art Lab's GIRLS: Fact + Fiction show. The premise was to choose either a historical or fictional female character to illustrate.

I chose Jo March, the heroine of Little Women. I admire her stubbornness and independence, plus I've seen the movie enough times that it's become part of my DNA. And, though I'm living in Texas now, I'll always be a New Englander at heart.

If you're in the Minneapolis area Dec 7th- Jan 4th, the entire GIRLS: Fact + Fiction show is on display, and the lineup looks fantastic. Address and times here. Plus, the exhibit is available as a book, or as individual prints here.

If you'd like a print of this Jo March piece, they're exclusively available here.



Thank you everyone!

Thanks to everyone who entered the giveaway! The contest is now over, and I've already notified the winner. I really appreciated all of the entries, and if you didn't win this time don't fear- I'm sure I'll do another giveaway in the near future.

I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving, and take care!


Prints available, and a Giveaway!

Erin McGuire Prints

Hello! I'm pleased to finally be able to offer prints of my work through inPRNT! If you're interested in a print of one of my illustrations, check out what I have up here. I hope there's something for someone on your holiday shopping list as well.

Also, a Giveaway

As a thanks to everyone who has kept up with my blog, I'm also doing a giveaway! In thinking about what to give away, I thought about the art books I made for Spectrum Live this past year.

My art book is softcover, about 40 pages and showcases all of my recent work (some of which isn't available online), and there are very few of these left. As a bonus, I'll do an original sketch request in the front. I don't sell these books online anywhere. Short of meeting me in person, there's really no other way to get one of these books, which makes it a perfect giveaway.

To keep everything fair and legit, I'm using the rafflecopter widget so I can actually get a hold of you if you win-
a Rafflecopter giveaway
To enter, you can do one or both of the following-
- Comment on this post
- Follow me on twitter (@emcguirestudio), and post- Just entered @emcguirestudio's art book giveaway-

I'll be running this giveaway all week, and will pick a winner at random on Saturday, November 24th.

Thanks everyone, and good luck!

A Song for Bijou

My illustration for Josh Farrar's new middle grade novel with Walker/Bloomsbury- A Song for Bijou
Art direction from fellow Ringling alumni Nicole Gastonguay!

Goodreads summary-

Life for Alex Schrader has never involved girls. He goes to an all-boys prep school and spends most of his time goofing around with his friends. But all that changes the first time he meets Bijou Doucet, a Haitian girl recently relocated to Brooklyn after the earthquake-and he is determined to win her heart. 

It was a pleasure illustrating such a sweet story. Also, this was one cover where I managed to stick pretty close to the original thumbnail-

And finally, the cover with type-
Hope you enjoy!