Sunday, July 22, 2012
Recently I did a figure drawing looking at the series of books that Osprey Publishing puts out. These books are really well done and a few of my acquaintances have been lucky enough to partake in their many subjects. Thinking that some of the figure work could use something different I rendered a Tuskegee pilot from late 1944. This was done with colored pencil and acrylic and was sent off to Osprey for consideration.
Well, unfortunately they said they were going to stick with what they currently have. Although I disagree with some of the artwork that they feel is their "standard", I suppose one moves on to other publishers in the search for work. Now who is their competition?? Nothing more gratifying than succeeding with a style from a previous turn down.