I've been constructing a graphic at work for a feature on what it takes to get ready for college -- starting in the 8th grade! I sure could have used a similar list of clues when I was in junior high-- not that I would have had the sense to take them to heart .
These are simple illustrative accompaniments for items on a very long list; they're scattered around the graphic where appropriate. .
These started as pencil sketches which I inked and colored in Illustrator. That is not my usual way of working but there was talk of the online department creating a flash version of the graphic and I thought it might be easier for them to work with Illustrator files. It sounds like they're not using the illustrations though. Oh well. .
That's all right. I'm a little burnt out on looking at similarly slick computer cartooning, but this approach is appropriate for the presentation.
More baby-steps toward doing some real work. These are little heads I scribbled on a piece of paper last week. Tonight, I sat in front of the old iMac, listening to BBC radio drama via internet (the Barchester Chronicles), and painted up these here homely sketches.
I'm trying to get back into the ArtBlog habit. This probably doesn't count.
I drew these heads back in January. I scanned the page in June. I colored the top two heads in July. The rest I colored just now. It counts as a post, certainly, but I don't think it counts as new work. I'm not sure. Is there a rule book for this?