December Off and Running

ABA, ChronicleHE, Far East Economic Review, WSJ

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.

Into November

Far East Economic Review, US Catholic, WSJ

Several small spot projects over the past few weeks. The one above was one I completed for the Wall Street Journal this morning, and the three below that I did earlier this week and last week.

The illustration below was a spot illustration for US Catholic, about a girl who has to wear a consignment shop communion dress amidst her friend’s more modern store bought finery. Tried working in a little different style for this, working a little looser and trying to find some way to make the white dresses look interesting against a white background.

I was also given an interesting challenge this past weekend from my Hong Kong client. They wanted a cover illustration to cover Obama’s upcoming visit, but instead of my regular style, they wanted to emulate a certain type of Japanese woodcut print, like ones that were used to commemorate early visits by western explorers.

And, finally, another health care spot for the Wall Street Journal done at the beginning of the 2 week period, about the health benefits of agave plant extracts.