Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Black Widow (progress) and Business Illustration

I didn't have much time today to work on the Black Widow painting. I am in the middle of a project and the deadline is looming. More on that in a moment. Forgive the digital picture I took of the painting. Not as good as scanning  I know, but I didn't have time to scan. Here you can see I am just laying down some colors. Mostly the mid-range. I will be going in and adding darks and picking out the lights as I go. Still a good start.
This is one of 9+ illustrations I am doing this week. They are for an annual report. As you can see this is along the same line of style I do for business illustration on whiteboards, but here it is more refined and in full color. I am doing pencil roughs based on a list of things they want illustrated. So far 3 have been approved. The other 6 have gone to second roughs. Once the client saw the first proofs, they thought they might have sent me down the wrong direction so we are revising those six. Not a problem. They are a nice group to be working for and I think we are creating some nice images for their annual report. This is inked with pens and then colored in Photoshop CS3.


Gary M. Peiffer said...


Oh, I love these "in process" postings, please keep sharing.

Given the economic crisis, your work in the annual report may be the brightest and best thing for many companies about right now! It is interesting to me where your artwork pops up. Would you ever have thought your work would be in an annual report?


Royce Thrower said...

If I had a company, Gene's art would be in MY annual report.

"Man, these sales look crappy!"

"Yeah, but don't the pick-chers look purdy!!"