Thursday, October 27, 2011

Final Image

Copyright 2010
Here is the final piece. I was pleased with the outcome - of course, as always - there are things that need tweaking. However, it's been a year since I finished it, and I'm still happy with the final image. That's usually a good sign. 

The most incredible part of the experience was presenting it to the Hartford program at The Society of Illustrators in New York City. It was my first time both at The Society and in New York - and it was the most amazing trip I've ever been on.
Here is a photo of Murray Tinkelman, Doug Andersen and Bill Thompson critiquing our work on the second floor. What an amazing experience.

Next up... I start to celebrate "the most wonderful time of the year."


  1. It looks great! I think the details of using a drafthorse with it's rigging is spot on. Ichabod wouldn't be riding anything else!

  2. Thanks Paul. Ichabod would have had no clue how to remove the riggings. :) Irving wrote about an old farm horse... but I took the biggest inspiration from Disney.

  3. Great job on this project. Did you work in one kind of media or do you do a lot of mixed media on this project? It looks really smooth like oil, but I can't tell for sure.

  4. Thanks. I work in oils and color pencil - I just keep layering between the two. Go back through my old posts - maybe March 2010? I tell more about my process.