This piece (top) published in Sunday’s Business section of the Los Angeles Times for an article about tourism and outdoor activities in California.
It was a crazy turnaround to get this in and a ton of fun to work on. I was heading to New York on Thursday night and needed to have the final done in time for any revisions before I left. The sketches were approved Wednesday evening and I had the final in by 7 pm on Thursday, four hours before I left for New York. It was a great challenge and I’m extremely happy how it turned out.
I ended up painting a separate illustration for 8 of the 10 letters in California (2 of them filled 2 letters each), plus a mountain range and a couple pelicans to polish off the rest of the postcard.
I have always wanted to work on a vintage-looking postcard like this, so a big thanks goes to Derek for thinking of my work for this assignment.