August Already?

ChronicleHE, North Carolina Magazine, WSJ

After a very slow June and July, August has started out in high gear, with several large projects in the works (some aborigines for a client in Australia, several ‘Treasure Island’ illustrations for a client in California, and another ‘board game project’ for a client in Finland among them), and the occasional quick turnaround projects just to keep me guessing. The illustrations above and below were for the Wall Street Journal this past weekend, about unemployment.

I had a few illustrations for a North Carolina magazine (part of the inside spread shown below), regarding a notorious local personality in a ‘Music Man’ setting and costume.

Another one that I did in a ‘painterly’ style last week was for the Chronicle of Higher Education (shown below) – I actually started to do this one in scratchboard, but didn’t feel it worked with how I wanted to portray the ‘chalkboard’, so aborted and started again in the ‘oil paint style’.

Another of my ‘health care column’ illustrations for the Wall Street Journal last week yielded an unexpected bonus, when the manufacturer of the ‘device’ that was being talked about in the article contacted me with regards to purchasing the rights to the illustration for use with their own advertising and promotion. (pictured below)