Monday, June 2, 2008

Summer Travel Guide

Sue Foster at the Wall Street Journal gave me a ring with a quick job for her "Middle Seat" travel section. All jobs for the Journal are quick, since she gave me all of Memorial Day weekend, this was actually relatively generous. The assignment was their Summer Travel Guide, something to describe all their valuable tips about navigating the airlines this season.They suggested an idea with a coach detailing tips to travelers. I think its pretty common these days for illustrators to have ideas suggested to them. Usually I see it as a challenge to one-up them and show I can think as well as draw. So while I followed my orders, I got a bit nutty with the perspective and put half of the travelers in pool gear. Obese pool goers. Genius, Scott.
My idea was a bit more conceptual. A tourist with a grey overcast city on one side of him, and a pleasant beach on the other. A hawaiian shirt with planes to bridge the gap. Maybe a bit off the mark, but I thought it would be fun.

Needless to say, they chose the crowd scene. I get a lot of work for my crowds, it wasn't that big a surprise. But I have no complaints, the finish reproduced great and I had some fun with color and perspective. Thanks again, Sue.


Ole said...

I think I see mr brundage electric in the top left hand corner... is it him?

depressedladywrestlernerd said...

are there any shy big pan ethnic guys here that want to have online relations with me. i cry alot and need constant instant message companionship.

Aliyah Gold said...

Hooray for Blogs! Welcome! It will be a joy to regularly read about your visual sex-ploits! Let's link up!

Evan said...

There sure are! You can IM me and I'll make you feel awkward and disgusted most of the time...and nerd out the rest of the time. And I'm easily won over by girls that cry, so that's a plus!

Kenny Callicutt said...

Welcome on board the bandwagon.

Fun perspective