This is the piece I’ll take to Austin instead of the rooster. Yes, it’s a sheep doing a rooster’s job, getting it wrong. The task was to do a spread from an assigned manuscript, leaving room for text.
Just to keep the digital record complete, here is the final version. Very close to the one previously posted.
I’ll be going to the SCBWI conference in Austin in a few weeks. There’s an assignment for the illustrator session that involves a story with a rooster character. I did Chanticleer, here, on spec a few weeks ago. Unfortunately, I can’t make him fit the assignment, so there will be another rooster in my future. Or maybe a sheep. There’s a sheep character in the story, too.
In September I took a trip to Iceland with a group of photographers with the idea that I would do some plein air watercolors. It was a wonderful trip! However, too much was new to me then and I didn’t produce much on location. But working with my snapshots, I’m finally starting to do the paintings I wanted to be making at the time.