Children's Illustration - Mass Market

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  • Children's Illustration
    Book covers and Mass-Market Illustration
  • The illustrations to follow were created for children's books, many for book covers that were written for young adult readers. Most of the images were made using traditional media: oils, acrylics, airbrush, colored pencils and watercolors. I have used a variety of media in my work, to arrive at a desired final look that met the demands of the market at the time. The mass market approach for many years was dominated by a realist tradition that was predominant in adult cover art, but soon became a desired look for children's books as well.

    Some of the later work will reflect my adoption of digital media into my bag-of-tricks for image creation. I started to use digital media in my work in the early 1990's, where I was ahead of the curve, especially in publishing at that time.


  • Broccoli Girl - Image for self-published children's book. Acrylics and oils on board.
  • "Wake Me at Midnight" - Book Cover - Acrylic and oils on board.
  • "McMummy" - Book Cover - Acrylic and oils on board.
  • "Yours "Til Niagara Falls" - Book Cover - Acrylic and oils on board.
  • "Alien Under My Bed" - Book Cover - Acrylic and oils on board.
  • Various Young Adult book samples - Acrylic and oils on board.
  • "Airplane Kids" - Self-published  - Acrylic and oils on board.
  • "Ghost of Chicken Liver Hill" - Book Cover - Acrylic and oils on board.
  • "My Babysitter Goes Bats" - Book Cover - Acrylic and oils on board.
  • "The Mighty Mogul" - Book Cover for picture book- Acrylic and oils on board.
  • "Plain Pasta" - Concept art for self-published children's book - Colored pencil and watercolor on paper.
  • "Plain Pasta" - Concept art for self-published children's book - Colored pencil and watercolor on paper.
  • "Santa Goes to Brooklyn" - Concept art for self-published children's book - Airbrush acrylics and colored pencil on paper.
  • "Santa Goes to Brooklyn" - Concept art for self-published children's book - Airbrush acrylics and colored pencil on paper.
  • "Coney" - Concept art for self-published children's book - Acrylic and oils on board.
  • "Coney" - Concept art for self-published children's book - Digital image.
  • "Too Much TV" - Concept art for self-published children's book - Digital image.