Here’s some of the most recent spots I’ve done for the Wall Street Journal over the past few months including my Superbowl XLVI spot.
The Chickenbot came before the Eggbot! Just in time for Easter the Eggbot was
born hatched in bright spring colors. I’m working on some styles to make my vectors look a little less computer and more like something printed or distressed a tad, so I found a new technique to try. One of my favorite resources Computer Arts magazine had a great tutorial on adding some distressing to you vector art. Try it out for yourself and email me a link to your experiment!
- Egg-Bot Art Robot Can Paint Your Easter Eggs (shoppingblog.com)
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.