After nearly ten years of working with publishers, I have accumulated a lot of illustrations that have not been published for various reasons… These illustrations, which remain as the excess from various projects, I like to call them art remains, or art waste. I recently had occasion to illustrate the front page of Matt Heig’s book Shadow Forest .
|Black & white version of the front cover for Matt Heig's book Shadow Forest|
It is a fantasy novel for teenagers. From the beginning, I was skeptical about this deal because the publisher is not enjoyed my trust ... So I did just black and white version of the cover, and waited.
|Two-headed giant from Shadow Forest book|
I never got a response from the publisher to finish this illustration in color, so now I have some interesting drawings that will be included in a special printed edition of my art remains. This collection of black and white and toned unused illustrations will be called Black, White and Gray. In this collection you will find most of the illustrations which I did for the book Goblins in the Castle from Bruce Coville, and many others unused drawings.
|Drawings for the book Goblins in the Castle from Bruce Coville|
Black, White and Gray will contain a bunch of drawings from my sketch book.
|Knight & Dragon / sketchbook drawing|