Another newspaper job from the New Zealand Herald around the end of May. This was another full page piece, this one on forced retirement. Used myself for the model, but changing some of the facial features.
The piece below was a same day illustration for Newsday. The topic was something to do with the democrats campaign crashing and burning while the republicans seem to keep plugging away in their tried and true methods (completely missed the boat on this one, predictionwise, judging by the results of the fall elections). A fun illustration.
A few spots for the Wall Street Journal also fell during the latter half of May. A few spots for the ‘dubious health care’ column, a piece on vitamins for skin care, and another on drugs for insomnia. Also a black and white rush job for the weekend edition. This one had to fit in a rather strange area, wrapping around a chart. It appears the ‘bear market’ is in danger of a steep decline, judging by the picture.
Received a rather large two page spread illustration for US Catholic. This was a tricky one. I’m not very good at buildings, and for this one he wanted a picture of one of those ‘mega churches’ that have been popping up in the suburbs lately (a lot of them here around GR). It didn’t turn out that bad, but it wasn’t particularly enjoyable to work on. I tried to make it interesting by trying a different technique than the usual scratchboard, mixing colored pencils and watercolors.
Also around this time, I took in a series of illustrations for the Chronicle of Higher Education. This was for a supplement on college finances, a couple of them in black and white, and the third one in color. I don’t remember if the anthromorphized ‘dollar signs’ were my idea, or if this was a suggestion of the client, but it seems to tie them all together.