Friday, December 23, 2011

Silent Night

I needed a new picture book self-promo piece, and felt like doing black and white. This image came to me  from somewhere (I'm always curious about how these things "land" in your brain). I like the idea that its very very late, when absolutely everyone is asleep. There are no lights on in any of the windows. Just twinkly stars in the sky.

This was done with a Lyra Polycolor Soft Black on bristol. And many hours of just sitting there, resharpening the pencil, going darker, and darker, and darker. ("What do you do for a living?" "I sit with a sharp black pencil for hours making little tight circles on a piece of paper." "Oh ...")

Hope you're all having a nice holiday, whatever you're celebrating. I have food shopping and wrapping (ack!) and cleaning to do still, so am signing off for a few days to do all that as well as some serious eating and hopefully some merry making as well. 

Peace and goodwill and god bless us, every one! 


CC said...

Can't wait to read this book and see what its all about!

Happy Holiday!!

Katherine Thomas said...

This is awesome! I really think that black/white art is the up and coming thing! And I love it! This was a good post!