Sunday, April 20, 2008

Illustration Friday: Primitive


Here's an example of a primitive business card from my early days. Check out the AOL email address and (once critical) fax number - this even pre-dates my website!

This illustration was done (if I remember correctly) with a rapidograph (technical) pen. These pens clogged incessantly and and drove me ape. Eventually I evolved to using a brush for inking. A brush delivers a more varied and interesting line and won't seize up.

8 comments:

tanaudel said...

A lot of fun in this illustration. Do you find the brush works for fine lines/control?

Robert Squier said...

Thanks Tanaudel - it took a few years to develop a steady hand with a brush. I sometimes use a straight-edge to support and guide my hand when I need a real straight line (the ruler is not lying flat on the page, but propped up at an angle). Occasionaly I cheat and use a Micron.

Mrs. Chili said...

What FUN!

Do you have business cards now? What do THEY look like?

rbaird said...

Very clever business cards. Your line work is fantastic brush or not!

JOHN B. WATSON said...

That's definitely one of my favorite business cards that you've had over the years. It still holds up today. Great style and concept!

sycla said...

Totally reminds me of the "Rampage" video game. Excellent compositional and line work!

Josh (musarter) said...

Great idea for a self-promotional piece. Thanks for the inspiration.

Andy J Smith illustration said...

You're braver than me for posting old work (even though this is pretty darn good!) -- Looking forward to the Portsmouth show. Going to check it out on Friday if possible!