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Artwork created for book covers for children's books. Media used: Acrylics, oils, airbrush, watercolors and colored pencils. Books range from you… Read More
Artwork created for book covers for children's books. Media used: Acrylics, oils, airbrush, watercolors and colored pencils. Books range from young adult fiction, fantasy, historical and picture books. Read Less
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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.