Winter will be upon us soon enough and I am in no hurry to say goodbye to the pleasant fall weather. That doesn't stop clients from assigning projects that will be published in the upcoming frigid months. My picture book Winter Lullaby, for example, was done during the summer months and I even had my kids pose outdoors in the heat of July with basketballs standing in for pumpkins.
In their winter coats no less. In hindsight, that might have been a bad Dad moment. You have to be able to get into the mood of a piece regardless of the time or season. Anyway, here is the sketch a little spot I am doing for the Friend Magazine. It will print sometime this winter.