Just a few jobs going right now. I’m just getting into the final work on my part of the “MAD 20”, AKA “MAD’s 20 Dumbest People, Events and Things of 2008”. It should come as no surprise that one of the subjects of this year’s “MAD 20” is the credit crisis, and that is indeed the subject of my piece. Sorry I can’t share more.
Here’s a step by step image gallery of the workplace poster I finished up yesterday. It’s nice that the client I do these for does not mind that I share the final artwork as soon as it’s done. I often forget to post finished jobs because by the time they are published I have done several other jobs and it’s off my radar.
Job: Create 17 x 17 inch poster image depicting “four employees in a cafeteria, just finishing lunch. There are two women, one race-neutral and one black, and two men, both white. One of the two guys is chomping down on his last triple-triple burger and has destroyed several others, along with a huge plate of fries (just a few remain on the plate). The other guy has had a meatball grinder and a box of donuts, and he’s holding his stomach with a pained expression. The guys should be a bit on the chunky side, but not obese. Both are looking very logy, like after Thanksgiving dinner. The two women are cheery, upbeat and wide awake, looking at the guys and, in a funny way, offering constructive, ah, criticism in a humorous way (they shouldn’t look like nags). One of the women is just finishing a modest-sized bowl of salad, the other a veggie wrap.”
Here’s my initital pencil:
After a client review it was decided they wanted the ladies standing and looking like they wanted to be seated at the table but it would be covered with wrappers and discarded containers, half eaten food, etc. Here is the revised sketch:
This one was approved with direction to change the ladie’s expressions to be “less angry and more shocked/ disgusted”. On to the inks:
Pretty standard inks for this kind of job. As always I concentrate on line wieght and do not add much in the way of values via crosshatching or other techniques knowing the color will do all that work.
Here is the color in various stages of completion. See my coloring tutorials for details on this technique:
Here’s the final image. Click on it for a closer look:
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