posted 6.4.12 at 12:00 am
For some reason this year I've gotten hired to do a number of corporate caricatures for various ad agency's and their clients.
These jobs are usualy pretty quick, with lots of goofy little additions as inside jokes thrown in for personalization. The downside is that they're heavily art directed, usually by a a group that has to all come to a concensus. There's mroe often than not a lot of second guessing by the group overseeing the creation of the artwork, with a lot of 'Lets make her nose smaller and less sexy', or 'lets make the wine glass not so full', Got forbid they risk offending the subject. As any illustrator can tell you, this can take a lot of the fun and spontenaety out of the whole project. But, that's the nature of the beast.
In the end, these are all 1-2 day turnaround jobs that pay very well, and, other than the occasional blog post, I'll never have to see again once I ship them off. What could be better than that?
Here's two I've done recently that I liked:
I wish someone would have explained the chickens to me...
3 comments so far...
once again- beautiful work Ed. Posted by Dave Mowder on June 6 at 1:20 PM
Simply wonderful Ed! Posted by Steve Hearn on June 8 at 6:31 AM
Taking up where Bob Ailes left off . . . I've known of Jim since '68 when I saw him win the large school disoiivn in Cross Country at Terra Nova high school. I went there to see my younger brothers run, but that was JIm Tracy's day as everyone there would agree. Jim would go on to win Cross Country titles representing City College of San Francisco.I took up serious road racing in about '71, first attending Dolphin's South End Runner's meets in Golden Gate Park (casual stuff). As I got more and more serious and started to attend the AAU-sanctioned meets and also begin to win a few of those races, the Excelsior Track Club, specifically Mike Conroy, noticed me and convinced me to join the team in '75.By 1976, I was named Man of the Year by the Northern California Road Runner's magazine, which is about the time I met Jim, who was also with Excelsior.As years went by, I became fast friends with Jim (literally and figuratively speaking). We would run a bit with each other, but the real joy at spending time with him were the conversations. His wit and timing as far as his humor is concerned was incredible. On several occasions I wanted to tell him that he should become a stand-up comedian but never did.Fast forward to the last couple of years and we've got a different JIm in some ways, but I sure am glad he maintains that sense of humor.The last e-mail I exchanged with him had Jim asking me how I was doing.Typical Jim in a world that makes him an atypical individual and human being.You can't help loving the guy especially if you know him like I and my younger brothers do. Posted by Vesilli on August 5 at 6:14 PM
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