Saturday, December 18, 2010

Class Warfare



This a really quick turnaround that I did yesterday for The Weekly Standard. I started the job Thursday but late Thursday night the idea was changed enough that I had to start again from scratch first thing Friday morning. The final art was due by the end of my work day on Friday.

I decided to keep things simple, tried to focus on the character and keep my color only in places I want the viewer to look first.



I really could have used more time to work on the guillotine, but for a quick editorial piece, I'm happy with the end result. It was a lot to do in one day . . .

13 Comments:

OpenID Ray said...

I'm a little too libertarian to normally pick up the Weekly Standard, but I always search it out to see who's done the art; you, Tom or Gary.

It's unfortunate that more editors don't realize the full value of aesthetic appeal. It's not as if it's an unknown that people gravitate towards the visually appealing, yet so many in the print publication business choose to scrimp on the art first before anything else in their budget.

Sigh

11:09 AM  
Blogger Daniel Domingos said...

His illustration was great, Jason!
Even with little time to develop the project, the end result was very good.
It would be good here in Brazil, we could have publications that use it as large and beautiful illustrations in "The Weekly Standard".
I believe it works like this, enrich the content of the magazine and the exercise encourages more reading.

Daniel Domingos

4:04 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Awesome illustration, awful text. That's really a waste. :-(

10:53 PM  
Blogger Valeri Krieger said...

Great work!

5:50 AM  
Blogger duanetheartist said...

You really never fail to satisfy my craving for qualit art and illustration! Even a priece that was rushed is great visual inspiration!

12:31 PM  
Blogger W. K. Moore said...

How cool the creature has human hands and hooves in back... basket handling is tough with hoof-hands. Excellent drawing for a day.. or two even.

3:07 PM  
Blogger Rodney Pike (rwpike) said...

That's aweosme!!

9:55 AM  
Blogger Jonathan said...

Wow for one day thats crazy man! Your a beast, great work as always Jason!

11:05 AM  
Blogger Mika Sälevä said...

Great work Jason!
Christmas Greetings from Finland!

8:06 AM  
Blogger Marvin Lorenz said...

Brilliant, man!!

3:23 PM  
Blogger Marvin Lorenz said...

Oh, I forgot...Happy holidays and merry christmas

3:25 PM  
Blogger william wray said...

time well spent!

2:42 PM  
Blogger Dan said...

It's a shame your wonderful work accompanies such mindless conservative tripe.

8:32 PM  

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