After finally putting to bed several ongoing projects last week and this weekend, the only thing currently on the board is a pretty big MAD job, which is more than enough for the next two weeks.
Just for something to look at, here is my latest “workplace poster” job- pencils, inks and final color:
In the initial pencils there was a lot going on. The client wanted four servers in tuxedos, race/gender specific serving Thanksgiving dinner to a family of turkey farmers. The catch is, of course, they are serving anything but turkey. I needed to show it was: A.) Thanksgiving. B.) A family of turkey farmers (race neutral) happy with their dinner. C.) something obviously NOT turkey they were getting served.
My solutions were to add a cornucopia with a “Happy Thanksgiving” message in it (I briefly thought of a wall calendar with the date circled and marked, but thought that too convoluted), a picture window showing a barn with a “Turkey Farm” sign on it and some gag turkeys looking in and a platter of seafood being presented to a happy family.
The client decided four servers was too many, so I eliminated two and changed their positions to balance the scene. They also wanted more cartoonish, exaggerated faces of glee and anticipation, hence the wide, googly eyes on the family.
The final colored piece. They like the bright, colorful look. These posters are 17″ x 17″, so they really stand out on the walls in a busy workplace environment.
755 My cover art for the next issue of MAD, exclusive sneak peek from @entertainmentweekly website
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