Oak

Oak

Not one of my better hikes since a little acrophobia kicked in on the drop-offs. I also picked up a hitchhiker, a tick that hadn’t yet stuffed its face when I found it. Other than those two memorable things, it was lovely, and the company just perfect.

(Photo by Dawna Davies)

The Wheel Diver

The Wheel Diver

A few layouts from The Wheel Diver, Ashley Schwellenbach’s third book. This 488-pager has been so much fun to design. Michael Arras made it somewhat easy by sending the 21 chapter illustrations one at a time so that there was breathing room between them. But there weren’t any sketches, which meant I had to run with whatever showed up.

For some perverse reason I thoroughly enjoyed working like this.

Orange

orangutan

Reworked an old drawing that was never right. And, how annoying is it to realize that WordPress chews the pixels out of images? The image has a background leaf detail, which is still fuzzy even after multiple file regrinds.

In any case I’ll have to go back into this one. Still not happy with it.