Skype Ad Campaign Slams Social Media

Skype has just introduced an ad campaign and what a message! Directed at social media – in particular Facebook and Twitter, it is all about the “art of conversation.” Now, we all are involved in social networking and it is certainly a good thing but there are times when we need to speak directly with people – through “real talk” on Skype or just on the phone. We are supposed to be in the communications business and most clients only want to communicate through social media and email. Acquiring information about a prospective illustration assignment can be easily achieved through a “real conversation” rather than an impersonal message that almost always lacks enough information to even understand the scope of the project. In a few minute human conversation all details can be discussed and everyone will feel comfortable that the project is on track to be a success! Hats off to Skype!

Technical Art by Ron Magnes

It doesn’t happen often but at times a client needs a technical illustration. Ron Magnes is very adept at taking technical information and coming up with an informative illustration that explains a process or diagram that can be easily understood by the reader. Recently a client needed an illustration of a water treatment plant to be used in a brochure for the PPG Marine Coatings Division. This is the final technical illustration that Ron created for the brochure.

Cartoon Illustrations by George Schill

Recently a client requested a “cartoon” illustration by George Schill but was not sure of the exact style that would work for the project. This certainly is not an uncommon request even after a buyer has viewed the artist portfolio on our web site. To help with finding the right cartoon “look” George created this pdf file to help in the decision making.

New Dinosaur Art by Phil Wilson

Two new dinosaur illustrations by Phil Wilson that depict recent discoveries from the last two years – Agustinia & Diabloceratops. Phil has currently illustrated dozens of dinosaur books in all markets and has worked with famed paleontologist – Jack Horner – on book projects and several years of Wild Outdoor Magazine. Check his portfolio for many great dino images!

Busy Bees Children’s Book by Lyn Martin

This is the second book in the Busy Bees series – Busy Bees On Broadway – by author M. Maitland DeLand, M.D. and illustrated by Lyn Martin.

Why do bees sing? Why do they dance? Grandma Bee and Bambino Bee embark on an artistic adventure to discover the magic of Bee Broadway. This delightful children’s book introduces young children to the magic of creative expression as the busy bees dance, sing, juggle, and perform in the style of well-known Broadway entertainers. Another exciting book project from our client – Greenleaf Book Group Press.

Baby Santa Children’s Book by Phil Wilson

Baby Santa and the Lost Letters – a delightful children’s book illustrated by Phil Wilson. Baby Santa, the youngest member of the Claus family, was introduced in a previous Christmas book that Phil also illustrated. In this story, Santa and his elves are ready to finish making presents when they discover that the mailbox is empty – the last delivery of children’s letters is lost! 

Baby Santa relies on his quick wits, his winning attitude, and endless energy to solve the problem with help from remarkable animal characters around the globe. It becomes an amazing race with friends on every continent to save the holidays. Published by Greenleaf Book Group with author M. Maitland DeLand M.D., the story is a remarkable Christmas adventure for all young children. Here are a few of the illustrations that appear in the inside of the book.

Puzzlemania by Peter Grosshauser

During the past year Petter Grosshauser created numerous illustrations for Puzzlemania Magazine – a creation of Highlights For Children. Each magazine contained chances to solve puzzles, navigate mazes, and find hidden pictures among many activities for young children. Peter created “hidden picture” illustrations where kids would look for hidden objects, items that should not be in the scene, etc. These are a few of the illustrations that appeared in the various issues. Click on the images to see the entire scenes.

Website Art by George Schill

ShowClix is an online ticketing system that provides event ticketing software to help manage all aspects of ticketing operations. Venues and event promoters around the world work with them to manage their online ticketing, telephone support and sales, box office operations, admissions, and event promotion. They were looking for a new concept illustration for their website home page and commissioned George Schill to illustrate the idea of Millions of Tickets Delivered…Events Powered by Innovation. After a series of concept rough sketches George came up with the idea of a ticket contraption.