Monday, January 02, 2006

let's eat out

My first real illustration job was for the Shopper's Guide in Great Barrington, Mass. They needed an artist to re-do their headings. I didn't have a portfolio of published stuff, so I just put together a nice 8 1/2" x 11'' book full of interesting drawings I've done and dropped it off at their office. Most of the drawings were cartoons I'd sent to magazines (all of them rejected).

There are 10 sections, plus some seasonal sections like Thanksgiving and weddings. This was the original design for the restaurants section. (click on them to enlarge)

This is the new "let's eat out."

I thought it would be nice to give the three bears a home here on my blog since they have been forever discontinued.


Jaime said...

Awwww... our Poms weigh exactly the same amount!! :)

Jamie Dawn said...

Hello, I'm visiting via Uncle Joe.
Those cute bears deserve a good, blog home.
Porridge Palace... yum, yum!
You are a talented lady!!

uncle joe said...

seeker has an illustration job for you via a dream she had last night. I signed you up. we'll take up blogger donations to help fund your work.

Jenn said...

sounds interesting, what's the job? What was the dream?

patricia said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog; otherwise I wouldn't have found you and your wonderful cartoons! So happy to find another cartoon lady who has discovered the world of blogging.

Aunt Jo said...

I love your illustrations! I hope our daughter is able to enjoy her artistic abilities into her adulthood as you are. She just exudes art in the form of drawing. Any time she is near a blank paper she is drawing something, and where does she get her cute ideas??

Have a good more work please!

Jenn said...

Hey, That's great that your daughter is an artist. If she's still drawing at age 11, she'll probably stick with it.

I have been mainly self-taught. I had a lot of art instructors, but none of them were as good as the books I read. Your daughter should read Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain. Don't just skim it, read it from start to finish, and do all the lessons in order. Also, Perspective Without Pain by Metzger.

I wish I had read these books and a lot of other good ones when I was younger. I read Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain when I was 23, and my drawing skills improved dramatically.

Are you or Joe artists at all?