Friday, February 5, 2016

Playing Around

Lately I've realized I don't love working in the style that has become my typical process. It has turned into a chore, and that's no way to make art.

Years ago, I came up with a style that became known as my "grotesque phase" due to a number of portfolio reviews that elicited that specific (and unwelcome) adjective. It was quick and silly and came to me naturally, but, it wasn't going over well with the people who hand out jobs. So, I dropped it in favor of a more marketable look.

Now I'm trying to bridge the gap. 

The Gardener

 I want to embrace the imperfect again . . .

The Grumpy Lawyer

. . . and the whimsical.

The Apple Picker

 I want my work to stand out to art editors . . .

The Librarian

 . . . and I need to work faster.

The Nurse

 But, mostly I want to want to draw again.

Smoking Grandma

Smoking Grandma (colorized)

What do you guys think?