As I mentioned in the previous post, I did "love and care" for two professionals already (electronics engineer and gamedev), and now it's my turn.
I just suddenly realized that I missed the illustrator in the lineup, which should've gone first really:)
I made my illustrator with the Wacom Intuos (A4), which was my first tablet. I loved it dearly, and I hope it shows!
"The love and care of a professional" will be a series after all.
It started as one illustration for INDEL-USA with an electronics engineer (below)
but after I published it I got an unexpected commission from my husband, who is a game developer, for a "professional" in his field... and so, after I was educated on the subject of "that grey box" in the character's hands (and that's a Nintendo NES classic Edition for those of you as far from games as I am) I got to developing the second version of "love and care".
My gaming professional is loving, caring, and dressed appropriately since it just snowed yesterday in Chicago.
Enjoy and feel free to comment on these guysl!
While I was working on this illustration I couldn't help but sadden that very occasionally do you see a glimpse of curiosity on people's faces in everyday life, that sudden spark in one's eyes not cluttered in apathy, tiredness, and boredom.
How often do catch it in an adult on, let's say, a Thursday?
I made a version of this illustration a while ago and didn't really like it. Today I remembered it and was thinking about what I'd change all this time. I was eager to come home sooner to update the girl. So here she is:
I bought a thick and heavy illustration book/ catalog from 1989 in a half-priced book store recently. I didn't even go through half of the work that's featured there yet, but what I did do though is picked up a sharpie and post-its and started going through pages, marking certain features: styles, strokes, themes, color palettes, etc. for future reference (Since it's more of a magazine than an actual book I felt like a can vandalize it a bit).
I was on my way to Chicago, going through Indiana fields and flipping through pages, and even though the 80s fleur was overwhelming in the book I was more and more falling into the noir realm. Maybe, it's that couple of noir-ish illustrations I saw while flipping the book and the fact that I wanted to do something in this style for awhile or just the overall sense of old illustration got to me, but I was determined to make at least a small noir illustration with all its drama and pathos...