Friday, April 20, 2007
From a book cover titled "Elements of a Kill" by Christopher Lane.
I've never figured out why I was chosen to illustrate this series of mysteries that are all set in the "Frozen North". I grew up in Alabama and Georgia, where it might snow every third year or so...not exactly Inupiat territory. In fact the closest thing I've ever seen to a Polar Bear in the wild was an albino squirrel who lived in the woods behind our house a few years ago.
By the way, the odd looking thing in the water in the foreground is an authentic Inupiat ceremonial mask (it's supposed to represent the spiritual aspects of death and rebirth, I think).
acrylics on Strathmore illustration board
This is the actual cover with type and all.