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Monday, 19 June 2017
RUMINATING REPOST: EVOLUTION IN ACTION...
The above pic is a B&W copy of a colour cartoon for a proposed
ad for a local restaurant, which I did some years ago. (It's a shame I no
longer have a colour copy 'cos it was quite nice.) However, rarely does
a cartoon (or any illustration for that matter) spring full-blown from the
hand of its creator; it usually undergoes a process of development 'til
the finished result is reached. Let me show you what I mean.
The following picture is the original 'rough' suggesting the idea.
This is to show the prospective client what one has in mind. (I say
'prospective client', but in actual fact I was doing a 'favour' for the
owner. You know the old saying "There's no such thing as a free lunch" ? Well, this is the proof of that saying.)
Below is another rough of the proposed final
drawing - this is essentially what I'm aiming for.
And now the finished line artwork. I added the restaurant's logo to
the tablecloth and then coloured it with acrylic inks. The finished pic
was very effective, but unfortunately I gave it to someone, so only the
B&W and grey copy at the top of the page remains in my possession.
You'll just have to imagine it in colour - the guy has a blue suit and
the girl has a red dress, if that's any help. Trust me - it was nice.
And guess what? After all that work, the idea for the ad was
abandoned. Just another day in the life of a cartoonist, eh?