I had a project going about an indoor cat who escapes outside and gets killed several times before learning the ways of the wild and making it back home. Even while making it, I wondered if it was marketable. After showing the project to an editor and getting some valid reasons why it would be a hard sell, my agent and I decided not to pursue this one. But I really enjoyed how the art was turning out. At least I get to show it off here.
For these illustrations, I painted separate watercolor pieces and scanned them into the computer. Then I put the compositions together collage-style. I wanted to work digital on this one so I could play with the opacity on the ghosts. I love the orange/turquoise color schemes in the night scenes.