Sunday, September 18, 2011
Don't share earbuds, unless it's with someone you really love.
I had my second illustration go up over on Gizmodo, it was for an article on how it's not sanitary to share earbuds. I tried something different this time around, I worked completely digital. No scanned in sketches or anything like that. I had a few ideas on the design, but I just picked one out of my head and ran with it. I took a few photos of my fingers holding the earbud, and another of my ear, also went online and found some photos of microscopic bacteria. Then opened up Photoshop and went to town. I will admit, I got a little lost in this drawing, which doesn't always happen. It's nice when you can zone out on drawing, especially something as mundane as earbuds. Anyway, the top image is the first three hours of drawing, the second image is the last 2 hours. I thought the clean version turned out so well that I decided save it and post it here.
This whole Gizmodo art intern thing is pretty wild to me. Between the two illustrations that went up this week, over 90,000 people have viewed the articles. So 90,000 people have seen my art. In one week... That blows my mind. I never thought that something like this would ever happen, I had always hoped it would, but after working at this for so long with limited results... It's been a struggle to keep the fire going, I have more than once thought of putting my pen down for good, but I never will. Well, even if this is only temporary, this is a high point in my artistic career. I feel lucky to even have this chance. Thanks to Jesus Diaz and the Gizmodo crew for the opportunity.