Here is an illustration I did for work in February. I had totally forgotten about it. I happened to be in the office where the writer works and she stopped by and said that she really liked the illustration I had done for this story… and I had no idea what she was talking about. God, I felt like an idiot. It took a few seconds — loooong seconds — before I pulled up the vision in my head and was able to stammer out a few words that indicated, in a sputtering fashion, that I was indeed the fool who drew that thing a few weeks back.
|Open the link in a new window for a HUGE version of this image.|
It was a very quick turnaround so I didn’t spend an overlong amount of time with it, and in this instance I never saw it in the paper. I usually follow up and check on the stuff I’ve done to see how it printed, but I sent the image to the page designers, made a version better suited for online presentation (above) and sent that to the web folks; and then I pretty much blotted out the memory.
It seems strange that I lost it so soon, because I really connected with the story when I read it, and here is the link to Michelle Quinn’s story. I mourn the demise of my G4 iMac and my 3rd generation iPod. Well, I still have them but they can only talk to each other, and the iPod is forgetful and can’t hold a charge for more than 10 minutes. But I think of them as my favorite tech devices, particularly when it comes to interface and usability. They sit next to each other in a corner and every time I look at them I wish they’d make new iMacs like that, and update the iPod classic to look like that one. I should just throw them away but I’m still in love.
|Here’s how it looked in the paper!|
So, I can’t really explain why I lost track of it. I kind of like the drawing, too. Weird.
I drew it in Photoshop, colored it therein, too.
|Here’s my first rough, for those (like me) who like to see these things.|
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