Monday, January 18, 2010

Hummingbird Feeder Kit

The Hummingbird Feeder Kit was a project I illustrated for Running Press Kids which was lots of fun. In addition to a hummingbird feeder for your backyard, the kit comes with a 32 page picture book on hummingbirds and some cool stickers and magnets. All of this is put together in a nice colorful little package. The book written by Alison Trulock is chock full of facts and information about hummingbirds.

cover illustration

contents page of book

spread from book

a couple of illustrations from book

spread from book

Monday, January 11, 2010

PowerPoint Tips - Macworld

Greetings 2010! With the holidays behind us I'm eager to get the New Year off to a flying start. Although 2009 wasn't the best year for the illustration biz overall I feel excited for all the wonderful prospects in store for us in 2010 and beyond!

Here is a spot I did for Macworld magazine for an article giving tips on PowerPoint – pretty straight forward.

The article covers things like animating graphics and using laser pointers and mobile devices to optimize your presentations.

Of the three sketches I submitted, the laser pointer as "magic wand" concept was picked.

From there I went to final.

vector stage

Finish in Photoshop.