This post’s artwork starts off with a cover piece for MyBusiness Magazine, a subscription
publication by Hammock Inc. The art director contacted me after she
viewed my ispot portfolio. The cover’s concept was to address the
current economic crisis, specifically focusing on small business
owner/main street America supporting the economy. The art director
really wanted to show literally Main Street with shops, the street,
people, etc. However, I was free to experiment outside of that concept
as well My sketches were of broken piggy back being held together with "Main Street" tape, "Main
Street" turning into a bar graph, small
business owners holding up the economy as represented by a "monopoly
man" figure, and Uncle
Sam being supported by a Main Street crutch. I liked this one. And yes,
thats me as Uncle Sam.
So we all agreed that the Uncle Sam sketch
was the most powerful. I also felt this would be the most comfortable
within my vein of art as the others were a bit too light-hearted for a
subject that I see as pretty serious. I was given the go-ahead with the
only revision being to "tone down the crotch." Yipe.
really happy with how this one turned out, and the art director can be
quoted as saying “I LOVE IT.” That was nice.
Enjoy the Day,