Hal Mayforth

Glass House

APRIL 23, 2008
I've been developing a new, colorful, abstract illustration style that allows me to step outside the "Little Guys with the Big Eyes and Big Noses" thing. Luckily ,Soojin Buzelli has been giving me assignments to pursue this direction. This illo accompanied a letter entitled "Glass House" and was on the subject of termination of death benefits. Not a particularly appetizing subject. Soojin has told me in the past to not worry about being so literal, so I started sketching the idea of glass houses in general. Here's what transpired.
I started out with my usual style before going "off road". Soojin approved the lower left one.
When I was in NY last month I spent a day in the MOMA, and was taken by a room of wire sculptures that were lit with spotlights. I can't recall the artist's name. Upon my return I drew a number of sketchbook pages recalling the look of those sculptures. Why not try it out on an illo assignment?
Topical: Illustration