Part two of Hugo Earhart! These pages were a lot of fun. I really like doing pages with no dialogue and just letting the art carry it.
The Antler Boy and Other Stories
This book is nearing completion. I can see the light! There’s so many loose ends to tie up before sending it off to the printer it’s dizzying sometimes. Talked to my book designer today and he says he can have the files ready to send to the printer by the end of July! That’s great…except that means I probably won’t get the books until the beginning of October. Sorry to delay the September delivery date, makes me sick…but that’s the facts. I really don’t want to have a substandard book circulating out there.
Below you can see a couple snapshots of the last two $250 reward drawings. These were a lot of fun and I’m excited for them to have homes lined up.
Also wanted to show you the tools I use to make these. The paper is a nice heavier stock vellum that’s just buttery to draw on. My tools are, left to right, a simple tissue for blending (this one is the tissue I used on the original Antler Boy I drew in 2008. It’s older than two of my children!), a 5B pencil sharpened to a long fine point by an x-acto knife, you’re average kneaded eraser, an eraser stick pen thing, my trusty mechanical pencil, and a blending stick.
Lastly, don’t forget to stop by my Facebook page and like it. I post a lot of art as I finish it, so if you like frequent little snapshots of what I’m working on or talking about that’s the place for you.
Have a great week!