For the past month I've been working on an assignment for one of my old roommates. She's attending masters classes at Pratt Institute. In her class, she has been grouped to work on a book design project. Her group choose to deisgn an Airport Activity book for adults to help pass the time. Being Graphic Design majors, none of them can really draw. So she called upon her favorite illustrator - yours truely. ;-)
My job was to create the "Where's the TSA Agent?" page. Modeled from the well-known "Where's Waldo?" series, I had to draw an airport scene filled with activity with a TSA agent hiding among the crowd. After filling an 8"x8" square with 96 people, I thought I was through! I sent the Jpeg of the colored drawing and I got a email back - they loved it! Just what they were looking for. They also sent a list of additons, for example, "Suspicious trash with drug dogs smelling it & police cornering it off...maybe some CAUTION tape, Prissy woman in high heels carrying nothing....being followed by her husband carrying ALOT of luggage, College student w/big laundry bag and a sweatshirt from "Univeristy of somewhere"?". Aghh! I love my old roomie, but I'm getting awfully tired of drawing teeny tiny travelers with their itty bitty suitcases. I also got a 2 week extension. You can see the first draft on my website: www.karengilmour.com. I really shouldn't complain, I am actually enjoying it.