Sunday, March 22, 2015

Investing.com: Of Interest rates, Genies and Mountains

Well met, Friend!

Here's the latest comic for Investing.com. This week's subject is the Federal Reserve's predicted decision to raise interest rates. The team at Investing.com asked me to draw Janet Yellen sitting at the desk in her office. She was to be wearing genie clothes and rubbing a lamp. The lamp was to have smoke coming from it in which the interest rate numbers were to be shown. Behind Yellen, they asked me to draw The Mountain (from Game of Thrones) to indicate the current strength of the dollar.

Here's the sketch:





Here's how it looks outlined:




And here's the final:


The comic this week was pretty fun. It was fun to draw The Mountain (although it seems like a bit of a misnomer as mountains are usually bigger at the BOTTOM). It was also fun to draw Yellen in a genie costume, though I'm not exactly sure how that fits into this comic. I'm sure there's a reasonable explanation, it just wasn't provided to me.

After a couple of caricatures of Yellen I didn't particularly like, this one turned out satisfactory. The colors are a little too uniform (a lot of warm grays and yellows that confuse the foreground and background somewhat), and the composition is a bit crowded, but otherwise I think this is a decent comic.


Ok. That's alls I gots for now.

Until next week.

Cheers.

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