This is a review of this week's BTW illustration. The topic: How banks are fawning all over us in an embarrassing way in order to lend us money. [For my part, I insist that all loan negotiations be carried out while my bank manager is dressed in a gimp outfit]. Below is one of the first idea sketches [there were others, but along different lines].
I then worked up a more elaborate sketch to show the editor:
Once approved, I squared up my stretched paper and drew the composition accurately. Don't try that banker's position at home. I had to hire another model, after the first one put his back out trying to achieve the desired pose. I had to remove him from the premises in a wheelbarrow:
And finally, here's the finished illustration. I made the man of the couple a little less formally dressed -they are out house-hunting, after all:
I was invited to submit works based around the theme 'The City' to le Louvre open submissions show in Paris. Acrylics on canvas. ...
Lately I've been looking though past blog posts to see how things were once. I haven't ever done much for the children's book m...
A Brunaille: technique of making a warm, monochrome underpainting If you want to try out this technique of making a warm, monochrome und...