family at restaurant

Kid Stuff Winter Catalog Cover

I recently illustrated another fun piece for the great folks at Kid Stuff for their winter 2013 catalog. Its great to see kids have so much fun with toys and I wanted to capture that joy in this piece. I posted an earlier blog on Oct. 1 that shows a super rough gesture sketch of how I wanted the composition to be. It was a challenge to fit all the elements, the client requested, into such a vertical format and leave room for the logo and some type but I do love a challenge and believe it came out great. What do you think?

Thank you Kid Stuff for the opportunity to create such fun pieces and I look forward to many all rock!!!!

Kid Stuff Fall Catalog Cover Illustration

Recently I created an illustration for the Kid Stuff fall catalog cover. The client wanted to show a mixed ethnic family in a restaurant setting, so I thought a caucasion mom and son and hispanic father and daughter would be the best combo. I really thought that showing the boy with a missing tooth was funny and appropriate for that age...what kid that age isn't missing one or more teeth? :-) The Veggie Tales toy was the main focus so I made sure that one of them was in the center of the illustration to catch the viewers attention immediately.