A glimpse of the ugly little sketches in my book today. I'm not sure where it's going, and I'm not even sure who I'm rooting for here. Extra points if you can read my chicken scratch!
It's always a GREAT feeling to send files off to the printer for a promo. And this one was such a beast - 20 characters between the front and back art. Lots of fun, but glad that it's DONE. Enjoy the tiny sneak peeks at the final art!
Just in time for the new year - new business cards! I got a small run portfolio pack from 4by6.com and they turned out really well. I'll be mailing these out to a few art directors, then reordering just one or two designs. Any votes?
You can check these out in my portfolio along with a few other new pieces.
A little sneak peek of a self-promo project in progress.
I love that you can randomly ask "Bird or Monkey" on twitter and get lots of responses that aren't "What are you talking about?". Community rocks, people.
These are my rejected sketches for a small promo I'm doing next month. I wasn't sure if I should go with the Auntie Lou bird at the top, or the Monkey below. The middle one didn't even make the 'semi-finals'. I loved the Auntie Lou bird but it was too complex for a 2.5" square image. She's part of an unfinished picture book story dedicated to my zany Auntie Louise (she did deliver fish to friends, even in her 80's! Not by bicycle though) The monkey pose was fun and active but didn't really make sense or tell a story. That middle one is just a mess!
I went with a different sketch entirely, but it happened to be the first image in my mind, and actually includes both a bird AND a monkey. Go figure!