Still unbelievably swamped with work and deadlines…. I’ve got several jobs “in the can” as they say (meaning done) and several more with deadlines either creeping up, looming or trying to kick my ass right now. I just finished this one the other day for the workplace poster company and can share it right away as the client doesn’t mind me doing so:
It may look like I cheated and used a photo background, but I actually cheated and used the fully painted background I did for a piece I did for MAD a few years ago called “Rejected Characters from Pixar’s CARS“. I really dislike the use of photo images within a cartoon illustration like this… it creates a disjointed and disconnected feel. Even more painterly stuff looks a little out of place when there are no lines to bind it in. In this case though it isn’t working too badly and the subdued color and minimal contrast in values reads as “atmospheric perspective”… I hope. I painted the rest in about 3 hours to make the deadline.
Monday I will be able to post the illustration I did for the Minneapolis Star Tribune, as it will be in the paper on Sunday as the cover of a special pull out section on the baseball opener. The other jobs I’ve been sweating will have to wait for varying lengths of time before I can post them.
Back to the drawin’ board!
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