Tuesday, June 06, 2006

illustration Friday: Portrait


I don't have time to do something new this week. I know, I am lame. I'm trying to finish up a picture book, do a little book cover and prepare for the wrilting and illustrating conference next week. Anyway, I thought I would post this little portrait. This is from "Showdown at Slickrock", my very first picture book (1995). Wow, that was a long long time ago. This was always one of my favorite portrait type paintings I have ever done. If I remember right it was inspired by some photos of Butch Cassidy and his gang. I still have this one hanging on my wall in a cool oval frame.

Shucks, since I'm posting old portraits, I thought I would post this one too. A bunch of little portraits of famous Americans done for Leapfrog. Enjoy.

13 comments:

Geninne said...

Guy, you're so cool, I love your illos :-) They always put a smile on my face. Thanx!

Jaimie said...

outstanding! I love your old work. keep and rss feed for your site. delightful

Ken Chandler said...

You make it look so easy Guy! Good luck with the BYU Writing & Illustrating Workshop. Wish I could go but I'm laying low for the next 3 weeks after surgery. I'll be putting my bed rest to good use, and posting some more work on my blog, and Toon Club.
Again, best of luck at the conferance!

martin wittig said...

Very Nice!!:)

TXArtcGal said...

Just more fantastic illustratons by you!! Your work always captures the feelings and emotions they are trying to convey!

Alina Chau said...

WOW!! THese are beautiful!! The top piece is stunning!! Love the aged old photo look! U ROCK!

Michelle said...

That is awesome. I love it.

Friggen Slewis said...

Guy who are all these wierd random people leaving you comments. Anyway your daughters better at drawing than you are. Im sorry I probably just lowered your (quote un-quote) self image but you have to take crap when your an "amazing" illustrator anyway much love brother ill probably be at your house when you come back from your cabbin. post script...i didnt want to comment on your pic, i just wanted to comment.. duh guy! post post script youll probably see me in the blog world soon, but i dont need the internet to show off my "amazing" illustrations. LATA novyug

kay susan said...

Wonderful, so much to look at. Thank you for sharing!

Scott Wright said...

Very cool stuff

Ken Chandler said...
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Ken Chandler said...

I'm trying out a new Avatar, and since I value your input I thought I'd bounce it off you. I think its more readable than my other, but let me know what you think. I know your busy, no rush. But when you get a chance come by my blog. I've been working on it a bit since my surgery. Later.

P.S. Thanks for the 'gorgeous' comment at Toon Club. You're a funny guy. Guy.

Hans said...

These are great! Only wish the images was a little larger so I can study the details:). I'm a big fan of your work and will definitely have to pick up some of your books one of these days. Are they sold at Borders, Barnes & Noble etc.?

Take care and good luck with everything,

Hans