A couple of weeks ago we asked our artists to complete the classic first week of school assignment, what they did on their summer vacation. We think Hal Mayforth and Bruce Morser best capture the highs and lows of summer. Camping, beach, and work seem to be the most popular activities. Take a minute to check out your favorite illustrators’ summers.
Raul spent his holiday exploring a new style.
Traci’s fun way to represent some of the pleasures of her summer.
John’s view from his spot on the beach
Arthur whipped this up while camping at the beach.
Peter and Maria were busy working but these were some of their summer themed illustrations.
Celia took the summer off from illustration to create pieces for a gallery show. She is now back to her illustration drawing board.
Hal spent a month in digital hell after his computer was infected with a virus. But he did celebrate his 100th personal sketchbook.
This is a good one. An urgent assignment came in for Bruce to complete 20 portraits for Crains while he was on an annual family wilderness cruise. He completed the assignment in the ancient wooden boat’s cockpit, sharpening his pencil with a knife. He then attached the art to a carrier pigeon who delivered it to the client. (ok we made the last part up)
Shaw lives in Denver and would take weekend trips into the mountains for camping and mountain biking.
This is an actual assignment that Dan created for Good Housekeeping on backyard summer mishaps. Do not try this unsupervised!
Jean-Francois decided to experiment with still lives.
Mike and Megan completed this assignment on the ease of online summer shopping.
Rafa went surfing!
Ryan created a piece based on his childhood summer adventures with his sister.
It’s winter in Australia but this is a piece Jim created recently for a group show.
David just finished this.