Tuesday, January 26, 2010

So you want to be an illustrator?

So you think you want to be an illustrator? Well, look what my world has turned into! I know, it looks bad, but this is actually a good thing(those little chunks of paper are what I use as a collage and texture base for my illustrations). I know I haven't been too attentive to the blog, but please be patient as I get a few things done so that I can get back to the blogging on a more consistant basis.

So you may be wondering what I have been up to lately, well I will tell ya. Currently I am in the midst of finishing two books up that will be off to the design stage in the next week or two. I am also excited to be starting "Sick Bug 2" which will be a really fun project to work on. I just got the final manuscript on Friday and am hoping to get started with that book by next week.

Also, if you haven't seen the note in the post below, there is an exhibit of children's book illustrators from the Minnesota Children's Book Illustrators Guild at University of St. Thomas. I have two illustrations in the show and there are many other great illustrations from friends such as Nina Crittenden, Christina Rodriguez, Betsy Leplatt, Sharon Wagnor, Linnell Esler and more! So if you happen to be in St. Paul before the end of Feb, stop by and check it out.

Well, that is about it for now. Back to work here and will hopefully start posting some more fun images in the next couple of days!


Sharon Wagner said...

Being buried in work is a good thing for an illustrator. For me it's more like I had a feather float by me. Pausing for a moment, then drifting by. Ha!

Linnell Esler said...

That's great news, Shawn! I look forward to seeing the images you've dreamed up for the new books!

Shawn McCann said...

Hey Sharon! It is great to be busy, with those wonderful little moments of reflection! Hope all is well

Shawn McCann said...

Thanks Linnell. Can't wait to show you guys more images from the books!

Anonymous said...

I know you're busy and all, Shawn, but we MISSED you at the show! Shame, shame, know your name!

Try to come out and play sometime, okay?