March 14, 2006
To recap yesterdays exciting episode; …my client has sent me a very simple art request to execute. Instead of just following the directions I have changed the concept (just a little) and am now waiting to see if they will approve my idea or reject it.
The fax machine fires up in my studio. I’m getting something from my client. What will be their response? The fax says the editors loved the new direction, proceed with these three revisions…
(1) No white space suits or space helmets. Put the kids in black jump suits, something similar to Mission Impossible black ops gear. This will not be a problem.
(2) Insert some ethnic diversity into the poster. I am only using two characters here, so I will make one of them with light skin tone and the other with a darker skin tone. This will not be a problem.
(3) No space monkeys. This will be a huge problem …because I really wanted to do a space monkey …I am now depressed …but they say I can do a robot instead …so I am now happy again.
I work up the finished pencil drawing (pictured above) and indicate on it in writing that the two characters are different colors, make sure the kids are in black jump suits, and add a robot in the corner where my beloved space monkey once dwelled. I attach this sketch to an email and send it back to my client for approval, which they give.
It is now time to start painting, but what pitfalls await me there? Will the color work go smoothly, or will I accidentally shoot myself in the foot by trying to do something exotic? Tune in tomorrow for the next exciting episode of …The Joy Of Painting!