Although this was a fun illustration to draw, figuring out the composition proved to be more difficult than I had thought. I wanted to avoid the Hallowe'en cliches that can sometimes come with the Headless Horseman such as pumpkins or a big moon looming over a forest. With a little help from my wife (thanks, Gillian), I was able to figure out a composition that I was happy with. I'm still a little unsure about having the Sleepy Hollow sign there though.
Saturday, 4 August 2012
Friday, 15 June 2012
A tribute to the great Stevie Wonder. I had the honour of contributing two illustrations to a book called "Legends, Icons & Rebels: Music That Changed the World" published by Tundra Books. The book is a collection of anecdotes of legendary musicians in rock & roll, soul, r&b and folk music with each anecdote accompanied by an illustration. The book was co-written by Robbie Robertson (of The Band), Jim Guerinot, Sebastian Robertson and Jared Levine, all of whom have worked in the music industry with some of the greats featured in the book.
You can find the book here:
Sunday, 15 April 2012
This is my spin on The Wizard of Oz. The Tinman was definitely the most fun to work on. My version of him was created from using rusted parts from an old steam powered locomotive.
It's hard to see from the image but the book that the brainless Scarecrow is reading is a dictionary held upside down.