Sunday, July 22, 2012

Spec drawing for major publisher

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.



It was fun doing this one though. I will just choose other companies and see where this type of work goes.

3 comments:

Tim Wilmsen said...

I really like this work Brain! Keep up the good work!

Tim Wilmsen said...

I really like this work Brain! Keep up the good work!

Brian Bateman said...

Thank you Tim.
I will be doing more of this work to round out the portfolio and hopefully get some work published.