Wednesday, July 7, 2010
I don't drink... wine...
The second part of the t-shirt design which I first posted last week - the full frontal artwork of the Vampire in her coffin. The brief was that the image should be monochrome, but with occasional use of red. The image went through a lot of tweaks, a lot of changes, a lot of editorial adjustments but I think was stronger for it. (C) SPIRAL DIRECT 2010
As Illustrators our first duty (IMO) is to the client so we have to be prepared to give up or adjust our own opinions and intentions for an image to better serve the nature of a particular job - especially when it is a new client whose product line we might not be 100% familiar with. I suppose that leads into a question about whether illustration is art and whether I consider what I do to be art. Don't expect me to actually know the answers to those questions, mind you.