THE BLOG HAS MOVED AS OF NOVEMBER 2014
Three years since I've relocated this blog to my new website. I've been fairly happy with the new platform, and I've been slowly moving the older posts from this site over into an archive at the new location (as of March of 2017, I've managed to move almost 9 years worth of posts over to the new site, and the process continues). The art samples are much bigger, and the interface is much cleaner and integrates directly into my personal site. New posts are now found at www.timfoley.com, with the most recent blog post on the main menu page, and various archives available under the menu bar.
14 October 2008
The financial crisis continues to get a lot of play in recent illustration work, as the example above for the Wall Street Journal shows. However, the world continues to turn regardless, and other news worthy topics also get some attention from time to time. The small spot to the right was another in the series of 'dubious health care claims' that I do on a bi-monthly basis for the Journal, this one regarding new 'baby swaddling' blankets supposedly able to better simulate the womb environment. The illustration below, also for the Journal, was regarding business people who are taking a chance on going back to school to earn MBA degrees, only to face an uncertain job future when they get out of school.
Got an assignment from Newsday, a client I hadn't heard from in a while (was a steady client for about 15 years, with 2 or 3 jobs a month, until the beginning of this year when the paper started making cut-backs). This one was a sunday editorial, something about non-profits, and organizational strategies (the article used a metaphor regarding the planting of oak trees instead of flowers).
Below is another fiction illustration for Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine. The setting this time was an 1880s style boxing match, where a spectator is killed, seemingly in error (meant for one of the boxers). Some nice figure work in the last two illustrations, both done with very little visual reference, aside from some costume research on the boxers, and a photo reference taken of my own hand for the hand in the foreground.
09 October 2008
All the illustrations in this post were for the Chronicle of Higher Education over the past few weeks. The illustration above was something to do with 'colleges weathering tough times" (tough times seems to be the overriding theme to most of my work this fall, no surprise really). I also had another series of black and white spots for the ongoing 'election year topics' series that I've been contributing to since early this year. This group focused on health care issues (all pictured below).
30 September 2008
September is coming to a close, and it was happily a much busier month than August. Two postcards went out, and a few more are planned to go out this coming month. My son's been at college now for a month, and we are gradually getting adjusted to the empty nest.
The portrait above was for the Far Eastern Economic Review. The illustration below was for a new client, The American Lawyer, something to do with non-competition contracts for employees.
The illustration above, and the illustration to the left were both for the Wall Street Journal. The one above was a small sunday spot regarding the 700 billion bailout, and the health care spot to the left was about shoe inserts for treating foot pain.
I was also asked by the Chronicle of Higher Education to modify one of the illustrations from the 'crayon' series a few weeks back, because one of the articles got held back and put in another issue, and, since the 'crayon' theme didn't seem to make sense out of context, I was asked to change the layout to be a bit more generic.