October 19, 2006
To recap yesterdays exciting episode; …I emailed my client pencil roughs for approval. Before I can go to finished artwork, the client must first o.k. a sketch. If there is any kind of problem, this is where they get to slam on the brakes. My idea is a fairly different take on their original art request.
I receive the green light to proceed, they love the new direction. The only change is the wording on the balloon. Instead of “Hoo Hoo” they wanted “Whoo Hoo”. I did not know that was the correct spelling for that. You learn something new every day.
I start painting. My game plan is to paint all the main elements in with gouache and then add the background in Photoshop. Since this is my own little Rube Goldberg tribute, I decide to paint it all in muted tones, mainly grays and browns to achieve an old time look.
I am done with the painting phase and scanning the art when I hear the email bell fire off on my computer. It is my client. The email reads… “by the way, make sure this poster is very, very colorful.” This presents just a bit of a problem since I am already done painting everything.
Welllll… (does anyone remember those old Chicken Man Radio Shows where the announcer says that at the end)?… no? …well, anyway… will I be able to pull a rabbit out of my hat?… gerARRRrrr… (Rocky & Bullwinkle)… or will it be back to the drawing board for a second try at this? Tune in tomorrow for the final exciting episode of …The Joy Of Painting!