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I have enjoyed sharing about my illustration career. On this blog there are almost 2,000 images. I find the blog format fascinating, as my stories about my illustration career “unfolded” in their own way. I had no idea when I started … Continue reading
I have enjoyed sharing about my illustration career. On this blog there are already over 1,500 images. I still have many projects remaining that I could write about. For this post, I have an assortment of jobs that range from early in my career to very recent. On the most recent assignment, I am proud to say it was completed digitally and no original artwork exists. Of course, I did not “paint from scratch” on my computer, but I created my image by assembling elements scanned from prior illustrations and “reconfigured” to match in a unified composition. Continue reading
For this post about yogurt, I am sharing the illustrations that I did for Darigold. Since I have most of the original paintings for this project, I have provided many close-ups. Certain flavors required more design development and my line drawings indicate how the illustration was cropped. Continue reading
I have illustrated many flavors of yogurt for different companies over the course of my art career. I had so many images that I decided to break this up into two posts. What was fascinating for me about illustrating yogurt, were the “trends” I encountered. I illustrated some unusual flavors and often more than once! I even illustrated packages for companies that were competitors.
In 2002, I received another large project from the same design firm in San Francisco that had awarded me the Spice Island’s “Quick Meals” and Beechnut baby food projects. By the time this project was completed, I had illustrated fifteen flavors of bagels for Lender’s, as well as a few additional illustrations of ingredients that would indicate the flavors on the label. I also illustrated a bagel with filling for a new product concept. Continue reading
I wasn’t exactly sure what I would write about the project that was the most lucrative and largest of my art career. Perhaps I did not share much about my illustrations on this project because I had not a single, good example of any of it. For many years, I either shot a slide of my artwork, or I went to a local, copy shop. If I had a special painting, it was a major expense of time and money to have a professional transparency made from my art. I can share that whenever I’m in a supermarket – I enjoy passing the shelves where I can see so many of my illustrations displayed!
Illustrating liqueur flavors was simply a perfect project for me. As with many assignments, I never saw or tasted any of the products I illustrated. My first liqueur assignment never provided me with any printed labels, even though I was persistent in trying to get copies. I did receive a huge, cardboard display ad on my second project, though. Continue reading