Below is the latest illustration for my "LA-LA Land" column in the upcoming issue of LA Weekly. But first...sketches:
The first idea was chosen again...it's odd that it always seems to work that way. Anyway, just in case anyone was wondering, the second idea was a commuter tangled up in a map of bus lines, the third is a group of actors in costume waiting for the bus to Hollywood, and the last is a pigeon in a mandala of an international selection of food.
This is the final sketch for the chosen idea: a bunch of Angelenos who are slaves to technology. Everybody's constantly in contact with someone but, you know...not. Simple.
And here's the final piece (cropped):
Ink and acrylic on paper
13" x 9"
[ADs: Jason Jones and Darrick Rainey]
I'm pretty happy with how this turned out. It was nice to really limit my color palette this time around. This illustration should be appearing in the issue coming out Thursday, so pick one up if you can!