Maybe some of you know that I was an illustrator, still am actually. I don’t see a lot of work coming through the doors like the good old days but when something of interest comes through I jump at it. Illustration is fun for me, I love problem solving and using the creative methods I talked about in my last post to come up with ideas. And since I finally got smart and merged my illustration style and painting style, it’s just another big painting commission. You can see samples of my illustration work on my illustration site, just use the link to the right. I used a lot of gouache, still do, because of the wonderful flexiblilty of the medium. Anyway, this is a job for a major restaurant chain focusing on the idea of bread connecting people, it’s a triptych of 3 46″x40″ paintings. Pretty big for me and they took a while. The will reproduce them larger still so the looseness will only get looser. I should credit the client with this idea, I did a series of 6 pretty involved sketches and then he came up with this much simpler concept. Did a rough sketch and once approved, did no more sketches just blew up rough drawing and worked the rest out on canvas.