This is an illustration from my book “The Progressive Problem.” While it is not an image I Have promoted much in the past, it brings me more joy than it probably should.
I am rather fond of how the exhaust in this illustration turned out. I was trying to come up with a way to show smoke/exhaust without drawing a cloud. I was a little wary at first about using cross-hatching, but after experimenting with some curved cross-hatching, I found the look I wanted.
Aside from the exhaust, the cat’s wary eye still makes me smile.
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See full post here: Landis Blair Illustration2013-04-15.