18 July 2002
The above four spots were for my weekly 'health care' column gig that I started doing earlier this year for my national newspaper client. At this point, I'm still getting used to working this small, and some illustrations seem better suited to it than others. The 'snoring' illustration, while fun, has way too much detail in it, and just ends up looking like a busy mess at the final repro size. The 'accupuncture' piece seems a bit more successful, although the shading in the background is probably way too fine and detailed.
I had a couple of really nice spot illustrations this month for this same national newspaper client. the piece above was about finding your way through the woods and avoiding the 'bear market'. I really liked the color choices and the layout of this one, and had a lot of fun with the trees and foliage. The piece below (although I forget the exact nature of the article), was another one that I was quite happy with. I really liked the color choices and layout, and the clouds in the background turned out especially nice.
More illustrations for the same client in July; The piece above was another I was rather pleased with. Nice simple background helps the characters and stock certificates pop, and while rather busy, everything is clean and stylized, and not overworked for a change. The piece below was less interesting, but I gave it my best shot. The article was something to do with the United States luring medical professionals away from the Philippines. The piece below that, for the same client had something to do with different ways of 'cooking the books'.