Thursday, October 29, 2015

Halloween art - First professional drawing

Hello folks! Taking a little break from working on my character design book to share this ancient art with you. Digging through my archives last night I found the very first drawing I ever did in a professional situation. I was working at Hallmark Cards in Kansas City Missouri in 1980. I had just gone on staff and my first assignment was to contribute a concept design for a Halloween poster that several artists in the department were involved with. I imagined a fiddle playing scarecrow dancing around in a pumpkin patch with field mice framed by a rising moon beyond the horizon which is hard to see but it's there.

This is a copy of the original which Hallmark provided for my records at the time. It's yellowed from age but overall the image held up pretty well.

2 comments:

Gribouille Smiley said...

wHAT? Your first professional drawing!??
wOW Crash wasn't born yet!

Charles Z said...

This is my first professional drawing. First thing I did when I got to Hallmark. I designed several Halloween posters while I was there. I wouldn't be working on Crash until 15 years later.