Eric Orchard's drawing "Guardians Of Autumn," originally created for the Totoro Project auction, has been selected for the Society Of Illustrators annual.
The Society was founded in 1902 by illustrators such as Maxfield Parrish, N.C. Wyeth and Howard Pyle. This competition is the most prestigious of its kind. Eric writes on his blog "I had absolutely no expectations of being selected. In fact when I got the call from New York I called them back to make sure they were right."
He adds, "This is great for me but is also great publicity for the Totoro fund which is helping to preserve Sayama Forest in Japan from over development."