I'm going to try and make a point to post weekly illos more regularly, whether they be hideous or successful. I don't know why, it just seems like a logical thing to do here on Drawger.
So this is today's rush job, a call late yesterday from Time for a spot needed today. I love working for Time - they're always fun and easy, and I happened to have a bit of flexibility so I dove in. Not to mention I'm a ho and I need all the dough I can get right now.
Anyway, the article was about a new Monopoly game, where they're dropping all of the traditional Atlantic City references and updating the properties with more relevant modern real estate. These are my two sketches.
I preffered the first one - and Time almost always chooses my favorite sketch - but in this case they chose the second one. I've always enjoyed using Monopoly iconography (the little capitalist is a great figure). I learned a few things drawing this:
1. the Monopoly board is actually a very pale green, not white, which for some reason is always what I picture.
2. The Monopoly font is Kabel Heavy.
3. ...well, those are the two things I learned then.
Anyway, Just sent off the final. I never see my stuff in Time because I never look at magazines, and it seems like no one ever sends out tear sheets anymore. I hope they don't reproduce it the size of a fingernail!