Wednesday, March 25, 2009
Without further eloquence...
Here's the final piece. My solution to the overly-sincere tone of the initial layout was to take it in a more caricature-like direction. I think I made the right choice. On top of solving the Rockwell dilemma, this approach offered me more license with the color and facial expressions. I particularly love the woman's hair. The traffic signs are pieces of ancillary art, to be placed throughout the article for cohesiveness.
I asked a friend of mine recently how work was going for him.
"Good." He said, and smiled. "Work is always good."
I realized he was in an enviable position. It seems rare for people to respond that way. Then I realized that I can say the same thing. I draw for a living. Work is always good.