Sunday, 18 August 2013

Shoe-Horned Decoration

This was a pitch I worked on for  a high street fashion brand a month or two back. They needed some illustrated  decorative elements to collage over photography.

It was one of those jobs where the brief was quite open at first but then quickly gets extremely specific as soon as you put pen to paper. I think often, people will not fully know what they want, until they see something that they definitely don't. So two or three shoe-horned attempts later, you're told you're just not the right illustrator for the job (despite that probably being quite apparent from the start.)

It's always a little frustrating, as it's hard to not feel like it's been a waste of time.. but in the same breath, when the hell else would I have drawn a peacock feather with a creepy eye in it surrounded by flowers?

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