Thanks to my friends at Demco over the years, my portfolio now has a pretty extensive collection of reading-themed art. This particular series was created for their 2015 library theme... and this time more geared to adults as opposed to my usual kid stuff. With the "exercise" theme established, and a request to have the art look a bit old-school and retro in nature, most of my creative decisions were already made. The aged effects are thanks to photoshop. All line work created in Adobe illustrator on a Wacom Cintiq monitor.