Novel: Woodcutter's Revival - WileyStudio

"Woodcutter's Revival" is an unusual book - hats off to Jerry. Doc's illustrations can be best understood while reading the text. Doc's Illustrations are known for accuracy, detail, symbolism, variety, and sometimes unusual subject matter combinations and perspective. Readers and viewers have appreciated Jerry and Doc's work, and have noted how close author-illustrator friendship drove inspiration and added punch to a great story line. Buy the book and absorb the message and illustrations. Like Jerry's and Doc's lives - it will be an adventure. The book can be purchased at  Woodcutter's Revival and Amazon

Woodcutter's Revival Cover Illustration

The color cover illustration wraps from book front to back, leaving space for book title and publisher's additions. The columbines are front cover; the Chinese work camp on back. Examples of the front and back book covers of Woodcutter's Revival are shown in following thumbnails and posts.

The cover scene uses character symbols to portray final outcomes. The pick is a focus of Chapter 4 (see illustration) but is now shown broken, bent and overlapped by the axe. The pick and axe alone have also been used as end-of-chapter illustrations throughout the book.

The woodpile, hatchet, blooming columbines, coffee cup, work gloves, stump-stool, pack, Bowie knife and tunnel stand out; maybe even the tents, "Spirit Of '98", corncob pipe, and calling card with ribbon removed. But, you'll have to look closer to find the mountain lion, three bears, eagle, Chinese workers, cook fire, stacked railroad ties, and wheelbarrow. All are illustrated in the chapters. Need a challenge? Find the two marks representing the illustrator and wife on a distant ridge.

Time Of Execution: 22 Hours
Technique / Media: Etched Rendered Mixed Graphite and Prisma-Color
Size: 8.5" x 14"