I’ve touched on this subject before, but I thought maybe a refresher was in order. Keeping a sketchbook around for jotting down ideas, pasting in notes or otherwise affixing your thoughts into a hardbound repository is an excellent habit to get into. It helps you organize your concepts, works out the visual cues and lets you refer to ideas that may be appropriate for your current project. Most of all, it gives your brain a rest so you can work on more pressing things, like finding your car keys.
Hot off the presses! The new edition of the Directory of Illustration 27 from Serbin Communications just arrived on my doorstep this week. It’s got some of my most recent work included, with samples of my illustration, logo design, lettering and icon design. You can find it all in full-color splendor on page 469 of the directory.
A few months ago, I got a call from a rather large agency to create a character for some upcoming ad & POS materials. Their client was a chain of restaurants that had plans to introduce shrimp into their menu, where they had traditionally had other regular fare. After some standard negotiations, we were up and rolling.
Just recently, I got the opportunity to work on something that seems pretty insignificant, but turned out to be really fun.