The Wrong Color, page example

The first developed image for The Wrong Color, a full-color, 40-page picture book I co-wrote with my friend Ronald Donn.


The paranoia of the main character, Warden, is where I get to play, visually building the emotion. I'm using a wide range of media to create the atmosphere: ink, paint, markers, watercolor and digital manipulation. The teal color becomes another character in the book, slowly taking over during the rising action, casting a pallor over house and inhabitants.

Alfred Hitchcock's use of perspective and cropping are a major inspiration for building internal suspense without relying on a literal darkness.