A look behind the curtains
When I’m not building, I’m paying the bills at my chosen vocation as a commercial artist. Featured is the box top art commissioned by the Monogram Model company. This illustration was created back in the 80’s and the medium is Designer’s Gouache, a form of egg tempera. Gouache is extremely unstable it dries darker than you think so one has to adjust accordingly. Neither can this paint be worked over, it has the tendency to streak while always mindful of the oils from your hand as it will leave smudge spots on the art too.
Over the years I’ve created artwork for most fortune five hundred companies and even had my work appear on the Opra Winfrey television show. These days with the loss of many magazines and newspapers outlets there isn’t much call for this type of illustration. For the most part I stay busy enough drawing story boards for TV commercials.
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