CREATIVE CURVE BALLS
During my illustration career, I've gotten some odd requests. I recently did a freelance illustration job for a gun club located at Barksdale Air Force Base. They wanted to feature a cartoon version of a B-52 airplane on their club T-shirts. I thought, OK. That seems simple enough, right?
No. They wanted a cartoon B-52 airplane...shooting a gun. Seems bizarre, but that's what they wanted. Sometimes a customer or client throws you a curve ball, and it's up to you to meet the creative challenge. Those creative challenges give you more experience as an artist. Now, I can say with confidence that I can draw a gun-toting aircraft.