I've had my hands full the past couple weeks, which is a great thing. At the moment, I'm working on a private commission for a children's book, a CD jacket for a single, and a piece for Fantasy Flight Games. I can't show what's going on in the last two, but I thought I'd show some progress thus far for the children's book as well as a personal piece.
The story is about a girl who rides around on training wheels. She has no desire to ride without them. One day, the neighborhood bully 'borrows' the bicycle and destroys the training wheels when he rides off a sidewalk curb with them. Though it's likely the father can replace them, he says he cannot, hoping to convince her to ride on just two wheels. She refuses, and the bike is put away. Winter comes and goes, and in the spring, she watches the neighborhood kids freshly learning to ride without training wheels. Reinvigorated, she decides to give it a try, and after a couple wobbles, she succeeds.
And I finally started an illustration that I've had in my mind for several months now but haven't had the chance to work on. The working concept is "Knowing when's the right time to talk to your child about the birds and the bees."
Obviously, the baby will have something more age appropriate in his thought balloon for the finished piece! Probably a spoon with airplane wings on the side.