Much of the interior art for THE REAL BOY has been floating around the internet already, in blog posts and reviews, but I wanted to go ahead and put it all in one place. These are some of my favorite pieces from the book, most of which are graphite and chalk on toned paper, with some Photoshop love at the end. It was such a fun world to live in for the length of the project, full of magical shop items, cats, and fancy dresses. And I've always wanted to draw a fantasy map.
Additionally, I'm very happy that Anne Ursu had a lovely review in The New York Times, which graciously included some of my art as well.
Thanks as always, and take care!
Phew. October is over. And with it, Inktober, Jake Parker's yearly drawing challenge.
On a whim, I decided to give Inktober a try and it was a lot of fun. I ended up with 23 drawings, short of the 31 I was hoping for, but October turned out to be a crazy month full of weddings and deadlines, so I'm happy to even have done that. I don't work in ink much professionally, so this was a refreshing change of pace. Here are a few of my favorites from the month-