I'm still plugging along on the educational book, Explore Native Americans! for Nomad Press. I recently finished the 2nd & 3rd Chapters covering Native American Tribes for both the American Southeast, Southwest, and Mesoamerica.
Much like the first few chapters, I continue to learn more about Native Americans. Things that are vaguely familiar to me about these regions become much more concrete and certain elements are completely new to me, like the game of Chunkey played by the Natives of the American Southeast.
So here is a small sampling of these two chapters covering numerous tribes like Cherokee, Seminole, Hopi, Zuni, Navaho, Mayan, and many, many more...
Stay tuned - there are still 3 more chapters to go!
I've been feverishly working on a new science coloring book series and here is a sneak peak at some tight pencils for the book, "Is There A Volcano in Your Backyard?" All of these samples are taken from "real life" volcanoes. Enjoy!
Mt. Mayon - Philippines Mt. Rainier - Seattle, Washington Black Butte - Jefferson County, Oregon
Originally I had planned on working up a post about the new work I've been doing and then the Japan Tsunami happened and I felt like I just needed to address this major catastrophe and the question: What can I do to help? After much research and a shout out to Ripple Blog Founder, Kelly Light, I found plenty of options for both artists and art appreciators. Art for Japan is taking donations of artwork, prints, books, sculpture, or any other piece that could be sellable in order to raise money for a variety of charities set up to help Japan. On Illustration Rally they have several options set up including an online digital gallery, art donations for auction, and an Etsy Shop with all sales going towards tsunami relief. Artists Help Japan has a blog set up with announcements about different grassroots events happening throughout the U.S., including their own. On Design Taxi a charity has been set up in order to help creatives in both Japan and Christchurch. Last but certainly n…