Labor Day Nitty Gritty

“If you find yourself nearby a St. Louis Post-Dispatch on Thursday the 31st, check out the Get Out section to see a bunch of illustrations I did… I love

“If you find yourself nearby a St. Louis Post-Dispatch on Thursday the 31st, check out the Get Out section to see a bunch of illustrations I did… I love the crisp shapes and interlocking 2-D ‘clockwork’ compositions of those old WPA posters, but also the dramatic lighting and textured shading. Ideally, I would’ve actually painted my illustrations also — especially to to get those kind of textures — but given the mechanical concerns of newsprint reproduction (and the practical concerns of newspaper deadlines) I decided to suck it up and give it my best shot using vectors (warning: shop talk ahead!). I’ve experimented in the past with achieving a gritty blend using series of dots…”


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Date:
November 24, 2016
Author:
XPLANE