Sunday, January 3, 2010
Recently I returned from a seaside family holiday on the beautiful south coast of Australia. First day back in the studio I get a call from the Sydney Morning Herald magazine Good Weekend, asking if I could do an illustration about a boy's whimsical recollection of his time spent by the beach. Perfect! I had a bit of a stylistic struggle when the a.d. requested a realistic depiction of the boy included in the image (generally I avoid "realism" and "portraiture" like the plague) but in the end I think I got it to the finish line without compromising what I normally do. Now I'm wondering if the holiday is tax deductible?