Recently I received a nice note from Anish Mohan, a 3d computer artist working in India. Anish said, “I have been a BIG fan of your work from the time I got one of those Spiderwick Field guide books. Your concept creatures are full of great imagination and detail. Loved the way the entire book was made with so much imagination too.” Read more
We’ve returned to our home in Amherst this week and I am happy to be back in New England. I’ve handed in the first draft of the second WondLa book and will be starting the jacket art very soon. Yay! Read more
A couple of weeks ago, I mentioned creating an original Spiderwick piece to be auctioned off with all proceeds to benefit the Society of Illustrators’ student scholarship fund. I am happy to report that all images from the Microvisions show are currently available for active bidding on eBay.
Here is a direct link to my piece, a study of a “Moth-Winged Orchid Sprite”. Happy bidding!
Communication Arts magazine just released their illustration annual with an feature by Lisa Cyr titled “Building Fantastical Worlds”. Yours truly was interviewed along with James Gurney (of Dinotopia fame) and Philip Straub.
Be sure to check it out at your local bookstore.
Update 6/16/11 – this article is now available online at the CA website. Enjoy!
Gabby sent us some cool pics of a Spiderwick goblin that she created in her sculpting and ceramics class. Check it out:
She says: I made him have a gnawed off hand to show him in battle and scary eyeballs. The back was the funnest part to do (if funnest is a word…) and he was colored with watercolors.
I think this goblin is one of the funnest renditions we’ve seen, Gabby. Keep dreaming. Keep creating.