When it comes to personal non-commissioned work, I'm always jealous of the folks I see on drawger who spend a generous amount of time working on it. For the longest time I just didn't feel that urge outside of the world of assignments. Last year I started to play around with a few large scale pieces that involved a combination of collaged bits and pieces of my illustrations combined with hand painted elements and silk screened shapes. All of these elements were layed down in multiple layers of this casting resin poured over doors purchased at home depot. Attached is a shot of one in progress.
I mentioned it because this week I drew on elements from that freedom and experimentation when working on what might seem like a really drab illustration assignment from Computer World. Although it may seem obvious to those artists who devote time to fine art persuits, I'm excited and surprised about where these unrestricted explorations will take me.
There's also a few pieces here below from the rest of the week. There was a particularly fun assignment from The New Scientist in London about the rising interest by space explorers to include listening devices on planetary and deep space probes.