Tuesday, March 6, 2012

I get to draw conquistadors?? My job is awesome.

Spanish explorer Hernando de Soto sharing a 'friendly' meal with an Indian chief
De Soto's men discover Ortiz, a survivor from a previous failed expedition who has been living among the Native Americans
De Soto meets the Lady of Cofitachequi

Here are some more illustrations I just did for an educational publishing company called Core Knowledge. The biggest challenge was finding a way to simplify my process in order to meet a tight deadline without sacrificing quality (hence the huge stylistic departure). Don't know that I'm there yet, but I was super-glad for the opportunity and had a lot of fun (maybe too much fun, as evidenced by all that ridiculous foilage?)

What do you think of this style? Does it work, or no? As always, your opinions, critiques, sage advice complete with lengthy anecdotes and heck, even bad puns are most welcome, so please feel free to comment.