Here’s the latest illo I did for last week’s Wall Street Journal’s “Ask Teri” column. The reader’s question for Teri was whether Spring is too early to wear Linen or not. Since Teri’s advice was that Linen was fine to wear in almost any season, I instantly thought of that old Orange juice ad, “it’s not just for breakfast anymore” All those old ad slogans are just stuck in my sub conscience just waiting to come out!
As a vector illustrator, its a common misconception that I simply go to the computer and whip up some art. Actually I get my best ideas from sketching and doodling which is faster than trying to draw on the computer. Also for my editorial illustration clients I provide 3 or 4 hand drawn sketches in order for the art director to get an idea of the content and composition of the art so they know what to expect in the final.
For example, I was hired to create an editorial illustration for last weeks Wall Street Journal, Ask Teri column depicting a man and woman on a computer monitor to demonstrate how one might dress during a video conference at the office.Â Below I’ve posted the sketches I presented to show some of the different ways I approached the art.