Happy New Year, visitor. I ended 2010 by taking off a couple of weeks to recharge the batteries and it was a good move. November and December were busy and I needed some time to regroup before tackling a new year.
I posted some process sketches for my holiday card on Tip Top Gash last month (I’ll link to it below), but I wanted to show the final art here, as well (a bunch of them were never delivered or lost in the mail so if you didn’t receive one, sorry!):
As for work-work, I have a lot I want to show so I’ll be playing catch-up throughout January. Last month I did this illustration for The Boston Globe’s Books page for a novel about Marilyn Monroe written from the perspective of her dog, Maf (additional research revealed ‘Maf’ was short for ‘Mafia Honey’, which she chose because he was a gift from Sinatra):
The original version of this concept had just the kiss-covered dog, front and center. The editors added the cropped profile which pushed the dog off to the side. It turned out fine but I still think it would have been stronger with just the dog…maybe…anyway, Jane at BG is great to work with and it was a fun assignment.
This opener for American Medical News was for a feature about doctors recognizing the value of reviews associated with geo-location technology. I was very much surprised that they went for this sketch, but glad that they did:
I know I missed posting some of the NYT spots along the way, but here are the past couple weeks of Business Day – business jet companies offer tickets as part of a holiday promotion; a forecast of air travel hassles in the 2011 pipeline:
And finally Science Times – baby girl chimps play with stick toys differently than baby boy chimps; new fingerprint technology for criminal investigations:
Next week, more to come, and here is a link to the holiday card sketch post.