Friday, April 6, 2012

Food Geeks Video!

In thinking about my posts about various illustration projects, I realize I often begin with something like, "Client fill in the blank asked me to do an illustration...".  That's always true.  Jobs always begin with a client asking me to work on one thing or another.  But the subtext there, and what I hear in my head the entire time I work on the project is: "SWEET!  I get to draw for this project!"  It's an enthusiasm akin to that of a dog when shown a tennis ball or leash.  Fun is about to be had, and I am going to make the most of it.

With that in mind, recently the good folks over at Decagon Devices, Inc. asked me to work on some illustrations for a video about the history of food innovations.  The style is modeled after "Monty Python".  The characters include: John Harris, the inventor of bacon, Momofuku Ando, the inventor of Cup O Noodles, Louis Pasteur and John Twining (Pasteurization and refrigeration, respectively), Escoffier and Careme (the menu and designer cakes), and more.

Along with being intensely fun, this project was also a bit of a departure for me stylistically.  I guess you could argue that my style changes depending on the projects' requirements, but I can't really remember drawing in this way before now.  It was great good fun.  I even managed to learn a few things.

My favorite is probably John Harris, mostly because of his expression.

Here's the link to the video:


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