Sketchbook final color 01This is a commission I recently finished for Earl McClaw. McClaw came to me this year with an unusual request. Instead producing a finished piece of work that would be framed he asked whether I'd be willing to work on the cover of a book. This was a blank sketchbook that he would other artist fill interior with additional art.

This meant that I would be working on piece that would later be handled, shipped and touched by far more hands and surfaces than I have ever done before. To give the art the best chance for survival I sprayed the final piece with four to five coats of UV resistant acrylic clear coat. That way the art has a fade-resistant, and semi-water resistant coating over it.