Thursday, March 5, 2009

The Naked Truth...

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Every month I create a series of spot illustrations for Westways, Orange County Westways, and San Diego Westways magazines, which are the publications of the Automobile Club of Southern California, art directed by Creative Director Eric Van Eyke. Actually the illustrations are contracted to also appear in a number of their other car/travel publications as well each month. (Hawaii Westways, Texas Journey, New Mexico Journey, Alabama Journey, and Northern New England Journey magazines)
They are always on a variety of subject matter all revolving around your car, travel destinations, etc... and a recent spot image was for an article on the possibility of having to sell your car in the face of repossession during these very difficult financial times.
Posted above are a few of the illustrations... the top image is of an unemployed man, his last worldly possession being his car, and he's forced to sell it. (actually this is a rejected image. At the last minute editors decided showing a half-naked man was inappropriate, so I ended up doing a different image) The middle image (SALE tag) was about cheap travels rates to well known destinations, and the bottom image (two gas pumps) was for an article about how to choose the correct gas octane rated gas for your car.

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