Monday, October 19, 2009

Last Minute Programs and People Illustration


On Friday, I was contacted by the magazine "Programs and People" with a request to do one additional illustration for the water issue (due today). I'm just about to turn in the result. I accepted because I love working for this magazine and I'm always up for a challenge. I'm happy I did. However, given the relatively short amount of working time, I'm faced with those all-too-familiar anxieties about whether or not this is as good a product as it could be. I suppose, however, that one of the blessings of these shorter deadlines is that the same time constraints make it difficult for me to over-analyze the result. In short, what's done is done.

The light source in this one is different than the source(s) I typically use and it really seems to punch up the drama of the piece. Hopefully, this is offset by the humor in the characters' faces (otherwise the piece risks being overly serious and might not fit in as well with the other illustrations for this story). I suppose I'd give this piece a six out of seven on my own personal scale. This number, however, is subject to change as time passes.

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