April 15, 2007
This is a magazine illustration I recently did. It was for a story about improving family relationships. The title was, “Are You An Inlaw, Or An Outlaw?”
I immediately thought of using cowboys for this job. I don’t know why I immediately thought of using cowboys for this job… the story did not reference cowboys in any way, shape or form… I just really like to draw cowboys and this seemed like a pretty good opportunity to do a couple. I scratched out my idea (first picture) and sent it in for approval. I got a green light to go with the concept and did the illustration (second picture).
I really like the rough little quick sketch I did… it makes me laugh. It really captured the spirit of what I was hoping to do.