Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Big City Scene

HMH is keeping me jumping these days. Here's the latest spread for the 2nd grade science/english project. The large blank areas are for text. It will be fun to see this in it's completed form. 

I just picked up another 20 spot illustrations for grades 2 through 4, so it's time to break out the pencils this morning. 

Monday, September 28, 2009

Common Connection?

So what do all 4 of these new spots have in common? If you answered, "james drew them" your right. But you wouldn't be smarter than a 4th grader. They all use magnets. Any 9 or 10 year-old could tell you that. Maybe you should go sign up for those adult-ed classes you've been considering?

It's already snowing

My sister-in-law told me it's already snowing in Colorado, so here's one of my latest spots for the Grade 4 Science book to play along with that theme. I'm so glad to be living on the California Coast. 

Friday, September 25, 2009

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

It's almost midnight and I'm just finishing up the last couple of details on this one. It's a large spread illustration for a 2nd grade English/Science book project. This one shows how electricity is used. More to come...

Thursday, September 24, 2009

New Spot Germs

Here's some of the final art for the Weekly Reader assignment. Hmmm, maybe this should go with my medical illustrations? 

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

February 2010 Calendar

Green, Green, Green. Another calendar spread for Lifeway. I have a couple of other projects in the works right now. Should be posting some new stuff in a couple of weeks. 

Oh yea, and the vacation was great! 10 days in the new and improved Toy-Camper was really fun. We drove up to the Eel River in Humbolt County to camp in the redwoods and then down the coast camping at Fort Bragg, Salt Point, Point Reyes and finally Monterey. I'm finding it a little hard to get back to work.