I started this blog right around this time, and it was with this illustration that I was inspired to start sharing all or most of my work, as a way of tracing the evolution of my career, and also to use this as a broader ‘portfolio’ to share examples of my work.
This assignment was for a new client, LA Weekly, who called me due to seeing my ‘santa postcard’ the previous year. This was for a story about a true life ‘murder mystery’ but without a ‘body’, and I was provided with photo reference of the two detectives involved. The original illustration is above, and below is how it appeared in print. I was at first a little taken aback by how garish the colors looked, but it is growing on me.