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Most of my illustrations are created through a collage technique. I'll usually start with traditional drawing and painting methods, pen and ink, gouache or charcoal. Next, I'll look to nature for the raw materials to "paint" these pictures. I will photograph weathered wood and use that as texture for the image of a tree. Sand with water-dropped spots, serve as the main resource for the face of a moon.  This all comes together in the liquid environment of Photoshop where the finished work is completed. There are also a few pieces here that were simply done with a brush or pen.

Midnight

 

Client: Colorful Stitches

 

Magazine advertisement

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rob Caldwell

 

Client: Musica

 

Poster for a concert

Papa's Backpack (2015) Sleeping Bear Press

 

Written and Illustrated by Jim Carroll

Papa's Backpack (2015) Sleeping Bear Press

 

Written and Illustrated by Jim Carroll

Papa's Backpack (2015) Sleeping Bear Press

 

Written and Illustrated by Jim Carroll

The NutHatch

 

Client: Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators

 

Magazine Cover

 

 

 

 

 

 

Paris

 

Client: Colorful Stitches

 

Magazine advertisement

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mary's Dream

 

Client: Colorful Stitches

 

Magazine advertisement

 

 

 

 

 

 

Life Cafe

 

Client: John Froats (Private Collection)

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Singer  (After Picasso's The Actor)

 

Client: Berkshire Theatre Festival

 

Poster

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hudson Music Festival

 

Client: Musica

 

Poster

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Transit of Venus

 

Client: Berkshire Theatre Festival

 

Poster

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dancer on the Roof

 

Client: Colorful Stitches

 

Magazine advertisement

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wild Bucky

 

Written and Illustrated by Jim Carroll (work in progress)

 

 

 

 

Wild Bucky

 

Written and Illustrated by Jim Carroll (work in progress)

 

 

 

 

Wild Bucky

 

Written and Illustrated by Jim Carroll (work in progress)

 

 

 

 

Wild Bucky

 

Written and Illustrated by Jim Carroll (work in progress)

 

 

 

 

The Gypsy Pirate Queen

 

Written and Illustrated by Jim Carroll (work in progress)

 

 

 

 

The Gypsy Pirate Queen

 

Written and Illustrated by Jim Carroll (work in progress)

 

 

 

 

The Boy and the Moon (2010) Sleeping Bear Press

 

Written and Illustrated by Jim Carroll

The Boy and the Moon (2010) Sleeping Bear Press

 

Written and Illustrated by Jim Carroll

The Boy and the Moon (2010) Sleeping Bear Press

 

Written and Illustrated by Jim Carroll

 

 

 

 

 

The Boy and the Moon (2010) Sleeping Bear Press

 

Written and Illustrated by Jim Carroll

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