Illustration Keeps Going And Going, But Alas, Batteries Do Not
I just finished an assignment for Connecticut Green Guide, which covers energy, green technology, waste management, and other environmental issues.
The subject: Connecticut is poised to become the first state to require that all batteries be recycled. “Beating the drum” on this issue is Governor Dan Malloy. Drum? Batteries?
A famous advertising personality came to mind. Here’s the finished illustration.
I found a couple of photo references. I flipped one of them horizontally so he’d be facing stage right.
I wasn’t familiar with Governor Malloy. Here’s what he looks like.
When I hear the word “battery,” I think of flashlight batteries, or AA batteries for cameras. There’s a wide variety, however, which allowed me to include an interesting mix in the illustration.
I struggled a bit with Malloy’s caricature. His eyes should probably be a little beadier.
Batteries are pretty small in real life. Fortunately, they can be a lot bigger in an illustration. They can even have faces.
I’ve always been fond of sneaking small jokes into a drawing. Probably comes from reading too much Mad Magazine when I was a kid. Here we see a battery being used as part of a directional arrow.
I must speak to my tailor about a furry pink suit. Or perhaps not. Here’s the final again.
Do you recycle batteries where you live?
Ever had your flashlight fail during a power outage so you couldn’t find the spare batteries?
Have you ever had occasion to wear bunny ears??
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