I grew up on the Beatles because they are my Dad's favorite band so I was so excited to get this assignment. I was asked for a picture of the Beatles coming off the plane to America the first time. I gave that sketch but I also gave them another one and not so secretly hoped they would like it better. I have always found the pictures of Beatles fans to be amusing/fascinating and thought it would be really fun to draw all of the faces. Turns out they did like my second sketch because they had me do both!
Here is what I came up with...my face kind of hurt at the end of the first one because I often catch myself making the face that I am drawing and there are a lot of crazy faces in there...Thanks for the awesome assignment Joshua Banks!
The May/June issue of Appleseed Magazine is all about snakes. I illustrated an article on how snakes are perceived in different cultures throughout history. This was such a fun assignment to work on. I learned a few things and what artist wouldn't want to draw Medusa?
My agent, Christina Tugeau asked some of her artists to create an illustration based on the theme "Back to school with a surprise" for a September promotional mailing. My surprise is that the new kid in class is a bear...it was fun drawing the reaction of the kids.
The July/August issue of Appleseed magazine is about the Great Barrier Reef. I did a couple of illustrations for the issue. The art director asked me to reuse part of one of the illustrations I have done in the past for one of their other magazines. No problem! ;-)