The book illustration project for MetaAutomation 3rd edition, by Matt Griscom, went amazingly well. This project started on February 1st of last year. I turned in the 33rd illustration on May 7 of this year. Art work requests came in batches with breaks in between. After crunching the numbers I figure I spent an average of 6 full time days for each illustration including research and revisions. I've included examples of two of the simpler illustrations on my About and Contact pages. The intent for these illustrations was to make Matt's intricate and detailed "quality automation" systems more friendly and accessible. I'm excited to see how they look and work in the final published book.
I'm still in the Saddle. However, it's been a tricky year balancing art-time and family-time, and progress with my caricature business has been slow. In spite of limited time, I've managed to create a few more caricatures examples. The latest is this portrait I've posted here of our family's longtime friend, and former nanny, Jessie. I've known Jessie since she was 3 years old. Who'd have thunk she'd be watching my 3 year old one day. The Rosie the Riveter outfit reflects her strength and feminism, and the rocket is an homage to ROCKit SPACE: A creative arts and music collective she ran on Beacon Hill for many years. Jessie is an amazingly creative writer, artist, and musician, and we love her dearly. If you want to check out her music, consider catching her play and sing with The Wallaveers, (https://www.facebook.com/thewallaveers/).
And while you're at it, consider ordering a portrait of yourself, or someone you love, or both of you together. Contact me for details.