Here is something I’ve been working on a lot lately, and now it’s to a stage I can show it.
My mom, Sharon Shoaf, has written several children’s stories, but recently decided to self-publish this one titled, AaronAutics: Aaron, the Helping Hand Airplane. She asked me to illustrate the book, and of course I jumped at the chance.
The main character, Aaron, is an airplane (a T-6 Texan, specifically). In the story, he goes around helping others (other aircraft and humans) in big and small ways.
My 9-year-old son is very much into airplanes, so I created this mockup book to have Mom present it to him on our recent trip to visit my folks in North Carolina.
This is “close” to the final cover of AaronAutics, but there are still some tweaks I plan to make. I’ll be sharing more about this book in the coming weeks, but for now, enjoy a few images of the mockup book.
We are also planning a separate blog specifically for the book, so I’ll be announcing that here and on Twitter and LinkedIn once that’s up.
Oh, and I have to say that this has been hands-down the most fun art project I’ve ever been involved in. I’d really like to thank Mom for giving me this opportunity.