A few things going and upcoming right now:
- MAD Parody– Movie for issue #515. Deadline rushing headlong at me and it’s angry.
- Graphic Novel Cover– Not sure how to classify this, but it’s a fun job that the publisher wants me to do just the inked art for, and a colorist will be painting. This will be the first time since my comic book days another artist has colored my work. Should be interesting.
- Company Logo Design– I usually refuse to do logo work because I hate working with type, and it’s not really my forte anyway, but this one was a rare instance that I thought the concept fit me style. Plus, it’s for a brand of beer.
- Marlin Co. Workplace Poster– My usual monthly assignment.
There are a few other things coming down the pipe, but these are all in progress or imminent. Here’s a couple of jobs I did recently that I can share now:
Sharp-eyed readers may recognize the caricature in this pencil rough as the one I used to cheat on my “sketch o’the Week” a few weeks back. Occasionally this client throws in a caricature of somebody as part of the message. This one was about how not every suggestion from an employee needs to be “genius”, often the best ones are just simple and creative.
In this spot illustration I was asked to do a side-by-side of two portraits of the same woman, one looking frustrated without looking really angry, and the other looking demure and slightly embarrassed. They specifically asked for the viking attire.
After review they decided the viking portrait is all they really needed, so we axed the other and I widened the portrait to accommodate the aspect ration they wanted. If you click the image to see the larger version, you might be able to see I added a canvas texture to the portrait . . . a cheap PhotoShop trick but appropriate in this instance.
309 Another great caricature workshop in the books! 2018 workshops planned for LA, Atlanta and Switzerland so far, with more to come. Visit tomrichmond.com/workshops for all the details!
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