Friday, October 24, 2014

Halloween Characters

I decided for the rest of Inktober I'd just try to do a different iconic Halloween character each day, with whatever process struck my fancy. Here are the first four.
Dracula - Matt Loveridge
Witch - Matt Loveridge

Werewolf - Matt Loveridge

Frankenstein - Matt Loveridge

Inktober #6


Sunday, October 19, 2014

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Good Review for "This Old Band"

The publisher sent this over. It's the book review for this old band from the School Library Journal. Apparently it supposed to be in their July issue. 
 
This Old Band
 
WISSINGER, Tamera Will. Illustrated. by Matt Loveridge. 32p. Sky Pony. 2014.
 
The popular nursery rhyme “This Old Man” gets a fresh twist in this picture book filled with rhyming and counting fun. Using a variety of homemade instruments and objects, the cowpokes set out on the open range. They make some unexpected friends as they play their music through the day—and all through the night—while counting down from 10 to 1. “Number eight/Plays click click/Eight plays click click with a stick./With a tick tick boodle pick,/Play a mustang song./This old band plays all day long.” Clever use of alliteration and rhyme, as well as laugh-out-loud funny tongue-twisters, complement the singsong nature of the story, making this an ideal book for both storytimes and one-on-one sharing. The bright, lively cartoon art complements the story, blending likability with silliness, and is sure to encourage readers to sing along. Librarians and caregivers will appreciate the creative use of language and the reinforcement of counting skills, which work in tandem to encourage early literacy development.–Natalie Braham, Denver Public Library
 
Good reviews are far easier to take than criticism :)

Thursday, May 8, 2014

This Old Band

This book is coming out on June 3rd through Sky Pony Press, and it was a lot of fun! It's all about a group of old cowboys and their makeshift instruments they use to form their band. I don't think I could have hand-picked a funner book to work on. The author of this book is the very talented Tamera Will Wisinger. Here is the cover, with a few interiors. To see some more of the interior images you can go here. If you want to buy a copy, you can buy it at Amazon.com, Barnesandnoble.com, Booksamillion.com, or Indiebound.org







Poetry Books

I've recently had a few books I've been working on come out.  This one is from Capstone Publishing, it's from the Poet in you series. There are 4 different poetry books, all with a different theme. I got to do the cover of the book dealing with nonsense and silly things :) It's called "Tickles, Pickles, and Floofing Persnickles". I also got a few poems Published in the sports book titled "Pucks, Clubs, and Baseball Gloves". As a bonus I was excited to see that they had chosen my illustrations for the back covers of all 4 books. Here is the cover, back covers, and a few of my poems just for fun.
you can see the rest of the interior illustrations here.





Friday, October 25, 2013

Happy Halloween!

"The Dog of Frankenstein"
I've never taken a drawing from sketch to finish digitally, so this is a first for me. if I had a little more time I'd probably add some more texture to the back ground. Let me know what you think.


Friday, May 24, 2013

New Book out! "LOONIVERSE Stranger Things"

 


I'm pretty excited to have my first published illustrations come out this last week!  I got the call a little over a year ago to see if I was interested in working on this series of books. They're beginning chapter books with illustrations on each page, so they've been keeping me pretty busy. I just finished the final drawings for the third book and should be starting the 4th in a couple weeks.  The series is really fun and with a lot of crazy stuff going on, so I've really enjoyed it.  The rest of the upcoming series can be seen here.

Friday, March 29, 2013

IF: Egg

Nothing to fancy this time. Just an ink wash out of my sketchbook.
Kind of reach for the stars kind of thing (until you discover you can't fly).

Monday, February 18, 2013

Last of the set


I'm putting up the last of my barnyard poems, lest I forget and never put them up. I think "offspring" was my favorite, even though it may not be entirely appropriate for a kids book.


 


 
 
 
 
if "offspring" is confusing you can go ask an old farmer.