Monday, May 28, 2012

Recent work: Drawing Board wrap-up

It was a very hectic month, as evidenced by my lack of posting here. Here's a quick sampling of some of the recent work gracing my board: (Click images to enlarge).

Two of a series of cartoons commissioned by a
Seattle ad agency, for Vertafore Corporation.

Three of a series of seven cartoons created for the British Columbia
Excluded Employees Association. (An agency who represents
 all employees in B.C. for benefits, retirement, and training.) I also
 worked with them on a character to help people navigate their website,
 (a helpful hero of sorts, called "Public Service Girl") Fun stuff.

A step-by-step process for a cartoon created for regular client, CGNet, a pioneer in cloud computing. 
I worked with the CEO on this, which was his vision; a busy Rube-Goldberg-like cartoon, 
showing how  services offered by his firm might otherwise be handled -- in an-old school manner.                 
1) A first draft with a rocket depicting cloud computing. 2) We decided a hot air balloon better fit the antiquated objects around it, (steam engine, carrier pidgeons, toy train). 3) The character who "built" the set-up was proud of himself and standing in a spotlight...also, the coloring was meant to look old. 4) We removed the spotlight, gave him some tools and then brightened the color scheme.

A cartoon on the Fed's spending policies, for Merk Funds (link)

A political cartoon I was enlisted to create, to accompany a column by
Paul Frieberger, published in the San Francisco Examiner.

A caricature commissioned for an awards cermony honoring Maurice Fiorio,
head of the Fiorio Hair Salons and School. (Being a guy with simple tastes
 in hair care, I wasn't sure who he was until I Googled him for reference photos).

A sample illustration from a children's book illustration project.
One of twenty illustrations created for a dog-training book.

It's shaping up to be a busy summer...Several large projects are in line, including two children's book illustration jobs, along with a humor book about dating which will entail around 35 cartoons, and a third animated video for Intel Corporation.

We'll try to have some fun here in between, with a caption contest or two, as well as some new features...


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