Dial-A-Style

A good thing about having a recognizable style is that clients who need that particular style will seek you out. Unfortunately, I’ve never really settled on a single style, probably because I’d get bored being a one-trick pony. The upside is that my clients enjoy that I can be a Swiss Army Knife they can rely on to do more than one thing for them. One licensing agent described it to me as “dial-a-style” – yeah, whatever. Just sign the check when I’m done with the work.

The accompanying parrot design was something I was asked to illustrate based on some existing illustrative style that a client provided to me as reference.

Frank_Grau_Parrot

All In The Family

My oldest daughter is eleven, and she’s known she wants to be a writer for quite a few years now (you can find her blog HERE). She reads and writes constantly, and we’ve often discussed doing projects together. Around two years ago she wrote this small poem and had asked me to illustrate it. Here we are now, and I finally got around to it yesterday, so here’s our second father-daughter project (assuming “The 3,2,1 Blast Off! Number Book” iOS app counts as the first). I hope you enjoy it.

I’m really looking forward to doing more projects with my daughter as she grows up. I suppose other of you artists work on projects with/for your children. Anyone have grown children with whom they work?