Here’s something a little different for “Sketch O’The Week”. This was a rough sketch for one of several spot illustrations to accompany a story in Fade In Magazine about Hollywood talent agents. The assignment was to do a full page and three spots illustrating some of the points interviewed insiders were making about agents and how they operate. This one was rejected as they didn’t understand what I was trying to convey… the idea was to visually demonstrate how agents like to throw money around driving expensive cars, etc. Of course, a BMW Z-3 is hardly a super car, but I like drawing that car. Anyway, since it got discarded I thought it wouldn’t be a problem to post it here.
This is a good example of how much work I typically put into the rough sketches of an illustration job. Not a lot of shading or tight drawing. I don’t bother to erase a lot of my rough shape lines, just a little general clean up. I don’t want to waste my time rendering anything at this stage. The more I’ve worked with a client, the more familiar we are with each other’s expectations and the looser I can be with sketches… some of my MAD sketches are no more than circles for heads sometimes.
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881 New profile pic courtesy of my self-caricature for the Scott Maiko penned article “Gotcha! Mug Shots of Common (but Despicable) Criminals” from MAD 550
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