December is starting to shape up to be a pretty busy month. A new postcard just hit the mails the other day, and I’m already starting to get a few bites. The above illustration and the one below were both for my Hong Kong client earlier this week. The one above was a spot illustration and the one below was for the cover. And I reused the ‘starburst’ effect that I used on the ‘violin’ piece for a Wall Street Journal illustration yesterday (below).
Also this week I had an illustration for the Chronicle of Higher Education and below that, a cover illustration for the American Bar Association.
Things started picking up a bit starting last Thursday. A couple of ‘maybe’ jobs that are still in negotiation, the ongoing board game project has entered the ‘board’ stage and is keeping me pretty busy, and the ‘pirate’ project continues to circle in a holding pattern until after labor day. Meanwhile, this past weekend I took in a few projects for Barrons (the Uncle Sam illustration and the ‘airplane boarding’ illustration below), plus a faux ‘railroad travel poster’ cover illustration for my Hong Kong client (pictured above). September seems to be starting off a little stronger than any of the past three months. Not sure if it is clients returning from vacations, a recent postcard mailing, or just a seasonable upturn, but the work is definitely welcome after a slow summer.
Below is another Wall Street Journal project that I completed last week, something to do with in-flight wireless internet charges, and below that, another of the Journal’s ‘health care’ illustration spots.