Work seems to be picking up slowly but surely as April winds down. A few new projects coming down the pike, and had a fun assignment from the Wall Street Journal today featuring a portrait of Warren Buffett. I don’t nearly get nearly enough chances at portraiture, and this was an interesting challenge, to place this person in a ‘Woodstock’-type setting. (you can click on the image above to see a larger version).
Above is a packaging design illustration of a New Orleans streetcar that I did for a newer client this morning.
I just received my package of self promo postcards, they turned out very nice, and we received the ‘sample’ one in the mail, so they should be hitting the people on my mailing list this week. If anyone isn’t on the mailing list and would like to be added, drop me a line.
The piece above is a spot illustration that I did for the Wall Street Journal this afternoon. Below are a few sketches that didn’t get chosen for the same article (I actually kind of liked both of these, and may finish them up just for fun). This article was about ‘lies on resumes’.
Also, yesterday I had a rather large front page section illustration for the Miami Herald on the job market and tips for graduating college students.
Well, not exactly raining cats and dogs yet, but there seems to be signs of life in the second half of the month. A couple illustrations for Barrons this week, one in black and white and another in color.
Halfway through April, and it continues to be pretty slow. Waiting on a big project in the meantime and the go-ahead on a couple of other projects, but in the meantime I had a few quick turnaround pieces over the past week. The one above was a commentary piece for the Chronicle, and the one below was for the Wall Street Journal (on the day that the dow came close to reaching 11,000). Since the Journal piece is a horizontal, and they don’t translate well to this blog format, I’ve also included a larger version that you can see by clicking on the image below.
I’m also been thinking of doing another 3-D piece, just for the novelty, and perhaps as an entry to a local arts festival. I’ve been experimenting with different techniques and subject matter, and will post some samples when I get a little further along.