This is a new painting I just completed for Arte Publico Press. It was a character concept for an upcoming picture book they will be releasing in 2012. Unfortunately I did not get this project but at least I did get a new portfolio piece out of it. It will be interesting to see what art they did choose for the book but I will have to wait until the book comes out.
Below is another concept I did for them right before my fire. This was one of the paintings I lost in the fire, but luckily saved my hard drive and with it a copy of the lost piece.