Timeouts are lightning-quick interviews. Five questions to help you get to know the players holding court at Dribbble. Many thanks to Jeremy for being today’s interviewee.
Who are you? Let us know where you hail from and what you do.
My name is Jeremy Holmes (AKA “Sherlock, Home-Slice, Germy from Germany has Germs”). My family and I reside in the quaint little suburb of Philadelphia known as Glenside, PA (G-Side). I’m your run of the mill human who’s interests include storytelling, fatherhood and french fries. The majority of my day is spent searching for the perfect word or building the perfectly imperfect image that best tells a story (Children’s book author/illustrator). When I’m not building books for children, I’m changing their diapers, cooking them waffles and building their forts.
What are you working on?
Books, books and more books. I’m working on final art for a picture book titled “Poem-Mobiles,” by J. Patrick Lewis and Douglas Florian; sketches for book 2 of the “Templeton Twins,” by Ellis Weiner; final pencils for the chapter book “What I Found in the Sofa and How It Saved the World,” by Henry Clark.
Choose a favorite shot of yours. Tell us why it’s a favorite.
This shot is a snippet from a picture book that I’ve been working on for over 2 years titled “Poemobiles,” by J. Patrick Lewis and Douglas Florian. This project has challenged every creative cell in my body and I love it for that. It also marks my return to my favorite medium, the pencil.
Tell us about your setup. What tools did you use to create the shot(s)? (e.g. hardware, software, pens, paper, blowtorch, etc.)
To build an illustration for this book, I start with a tight (rather large) pencil drawing on vellum. From there, I scan in the drawing and begin adding color digitally (Photoshop). Once the color is in place, I create a few watercolor textures specific for the piece and digitally collage them onto the drawing. And that’s it x 100 hours.
Choose a favorite shot from another player. Tell us why you dig it.