This image was originally created in 2014, probably in the dog days of August, for a High Five magazine cover. I decided to play around with some new type today for a New Year's greeting and this is what resulted. Thanks to Kelly Cunningham for this chill assignment. Despite my sarcastic exterior, I have the pure (snowy white in fact!) heart of an innocent child and love doing these High Five covers.
Assignments like these make me glad illustration is how I make a living. This one also made me long for that hill where my three sisters and I tobogganed with my Mom and Dad as kids.
I'm also looking forward to creating more books in 2015, especially picture books.
So brace yourself, it's going to be a great ride!