10 May 1991

Intimidated by Space


These were a couple illustration assignments I had for Strang Communications in the month of May. Both were a bit larger in scope than I was comfortable with, and issues like 'how to fill backgrounds' are still problems that I'm trying to work my way through. The style of the 'hospital bill' illustration above was rather strange, looking like little else I've done before or since (except for the overabundance of crosshatching that I employed in the 'suit'). The scratchboard color illustration below was a bit more successful in that regard, as I'm starting to figure out that scratchboard seems to pop better against a white background. This was a bit larger scratchboard piece than I was used to doing, as this one stretched across a page and half (the pagebreak probably coming between the two characters on the left).