Working on developing a (somewhat) new style for an upcoming series of books. These were the first two experiments. The publisher hasn’t yet decided whether they want to go with color or black and white, so I did one of each.
My son asked me to do a painting for his senior recital this spring. I’m not sure I’m 100% finished with it yet, but here’s what I came up with so far. Always a danger of ‘overworking’ something like this. I think I’ll take a break for a couple days and maybe go back into it again .
A couple assignments for Dow Jones this past weekend, just before the Xmas break. Funnily enough, the illustration above was a concept that I had proposed for another ‘year end’ assignment two years ago, but at that time was thought to be too ‘dire and depressing’, but the AD at the Wall Street Journal came to me this week proposing a resurrection of the concept for a new article in the weekend edition (a spoof of the iconic photo from the depression era). Apparently, it isn’t ‘too depressing’ anymore. (since it was such a strong horizontal, I’ve also posted a larger version, you can see by clicking on the image above).
Below, is an assignment for Barrons, about the pitfalls of having too much of a ‘hands on’ approach to managing your investments. After a lot of stylistic experimenting over the past few months, it was nice to get back to some comfy scratchboard again.
Last year’s xmas promotional postcard has been enjoying a second life of sorts at my zazzle store this season (there’s still time to give tee shirts to bratty children on your gift list), and interestingly enough, the whole ‘Krampus’ legend seems to be having a resurgence this year (here’s an article a friend of mine linked to on facebook).
Happy Holidays everyone, and I’ll resume posting next week.
A few more pieces this week, these are both for US Catholic. Since these will no doubt appear in the same issue, I tried to make the style a little different for each.