Grandpa Joe loved listening to Lady GaGa on his old fashioned transistor radio.
The theme for Illustration Friday this week is “old-fashioned.” I originally had the concept of a dog or robot with a monocle, spats, and a walking cane. I wasn’t happy with the results for the first idea, so I just kept drawing. Eventually I created “Grandpa Joe,” and he insisted on being given the full illustration treatment. He also reminded me to respect my elders. One of the important things that I have to remind myself is to keep drawing and not force the illustration. It is always a good idea to keep exploring the concept and see what turns up. Even if you don’t use a sketch or drawing for the current project, it’s possible that it might be useful in the future.