In May of 1989 I graduated from Ringling College of Art and Design, with a degree in illustration. Thirty years ago. The plan was to become a freelance illustrator. Stepping right out of school, the work became finding clients that hired freelance illustrators. It’s been a great fit. I was twenty one years old hustling gigs, now at fifty one, I’m still hustling illustration.
I love the process of creating. As I’ve gotten older, I’ve become more relaxed.
Here’s an image I created over the weekend. State trooper, giving guy a ticket, driver crying, hoping to dodge a ticket, the tears do not work. Publisher: LifeWay, HomeLife Magazine, Art Director: Dawn Wyse.
If I had to sum up thirty years of my career in one sentence. Illustration is my sandbox.