Illustration: The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle

The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle

The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle by Haruki Murakami. Media: Sumi ink brush drawing with digital color. See original linework here.

Illustration: Empire Falls

Empire Falls by Richard Russo

Media: Watercolor, colored pencil, some minor digital alterations

Empire Falls by Richard Russo was a good book for me to read, because it’s well-written, but not so incredibly genius (read: Margaret Atwood) that it made me feel like giving up. Instead it tended more to inspire me to think that in time, I might be able to produce something equally good.

Still, the more I think about it (and I am still thinking about it) the more I see how ingeniously it was put together. I would certainly recommend it.

Illustration: King Lear

For purposes of practice and portfolio-expanding (and my interest in projects like Picture Book Report), I have challenged myself to create an illustration for every book I read this year. The first book I finished was my re-read of Shakespeare’s King Lear. Thus:

King Lear

Ink and watercolor with minor digital modification.


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