Wednesday, February 18, 2009

I developed this pencil and watercolor style by accident, and it made a nice debut in a juried show run by AIGA. But it's a tricky style to pull off. It needs a compact subject with an easily identifiable shape and no complexity or elaboration. It works well for single figures, even better for toy figures. This chef drawing was one of several I did for a food article in Diablo magazine. It was the least ambitious of them. Art director Laura Cirolia was bold enough to surround it with lots of white space and put it on the cover. It won some kind of magazine award for best cover, mostly, I think, because of the art direction.

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