Excited that I have my first illustration in the New York Times Op-Ed page today. I turned this piece around in a little over 5 hours from start to finish. It was pretty intense and 100% fun. Here is a little breakdown of how that works.
I got an email from Matt Dorfman yesterday at about 12:30 asking if I wanted to work on a piece to be done by 5:30-6. That’s a good way to jump-start your Monday. I accepted and slammed down some cookies and milk for lunch and got running. After reading through the article a few times and getting Matt’s input I came up with these 5 roughs by about 2:00.
Matt picked #2 so I slammed a few more cookies and milk and got to drawing. Here are the pencils I sent at about 4:30.
He approved the pencils with a few requested changes. No time for more cookies so I started inking and busted this out by about 5:45. Here is the final image.
Here is how it looks on the page.