Been a long dry spell for illustration work, but I’ve a few upcoming projects in the works. I got this assignment on Monday from Delaware Today (they had a photo they wanted to use, but it was pretty low resolution, and an illustration seemed to solve the problem I guess). This is the rough sketch I sent to the editors, and I’m hoping to do the finish in a style similar to the ones I’ve done of my friend Julie K recently (example 1, example 2).
Worked up a rough sketch this afternoon for a personal self promo illustration. One of the few upsides to 2020 has been the discovery of the Criterion Channel. I’ve long been an old movie buff, and I’ve been enjoying the programming this subscription service has been offering this summer. This past month I’ve been wallowing in old Joan Crawford movies.
This past year, I’ve also started doing a lot more of my rough sketches in a blue pencil (well, digital blue pencil, anyways). It seems to take me back to my days as a paste-up artist in the 80s, using the non-repro blue pencils. Though I only do this for personal projects, as I don’t want to confuse my clients (“this is fine, but are you planning on doing it in blue?”).
Working on rough sketches today. Above is an upcoming illustration for the ABA, and below are some revisions to the AHMM cover that I submitted earlier in the week, after some comments from the editors. Will be going to finish on probably both of these next week.
Worked up a quick sketch for an assignment from the Common Reader this morning. Look for the finish, likely tomorrow.