Here’s the final cover design for the upcoming coloring book, “Backyard Birds of Rhode Island.” It will be available in-store, and on-line sometime over the next two weeks. Just in time to make a great Christmas gift for those bird lovers in your life!

Backyard Birds coloring book

Here we have the first cover I did for the Audubon Society, who will be publishing this coloring book. Believe it, or not, this is the rejected cover. The full book is set to be out before Christmas! It will be available to order through the Audubon Society.

Thought I’d share a bit of Halloween! This is an image from the Halloween coloring book I’m working on now. I know, bit late for this year, but I love doing Halloween work during Halloween season!

Thought I’d post one more of the ‘Backyard Birds’ coloring book images. Most of them are done, and just about ready to go into post production. For obvious reasons, I don’t think I’ll post any more of these, but stay tuned for my next project!

   For this project (and, hopefully for a series of these coloring books) I liked the idea of including some learning in the book. I’m not entirely sure, but I seem to remember coloring books having this element “back in the day.” I think we’ve gotten away from that learning, but what more fun way to learn, about birds in this case, than by coloring?!!!

Maze coloring page

wanted to share another image from my ‘Backyard Birds: Fun Facts’ coloring book project. My aim is to create a coloring book that is fun and informative for all ages, but mostly children. My hope is that this will be the first in a series, or at least a set of “Fun Facts” coloring books.

Birds – the coloring book

   So, now I’m working on a coloring book about birds you’d find in your backyard. This is suitable for adults or children. Plus it has a few “Fun Facts” about each bird type. This is a fun and enjoyable way to get to know your backyard birds!

Kids classes

    Did a number of demo drawings for lesson plans for kids art classes for the Newport Art Museum, and the Warwick Center for the Arts. Coloring books, comics, manga, and cartooning – it’s good to get some classes going again!

    The coloring book that I’ve been working on is complete and off to the publishers. They haven’t given me a release date yet, but it sounds like later this summer. In the meantime, i wanted to share the covers and an interior page. Hope you’re ready to color!