Got an illustration in this week’s LA Weekly. Check it out all you Lala Landers. It’s for an article entitled “Driving Miss Saudi” about Jayne Amelia Larson, a down-n-out screenwriter’s experience chauffeuring the women of the Saudi Royal Family around Beverly Hills, along with all the other passengers that LA has to offer. She went on to publish a book about it and now has a one woman play based on the book.
It started off as a more likeness based gig but I saw a opportunity to do something more and went with it. The AD really dug the concept, approved my sketches and I took it to final. Looking to expand my repertoire into a more narrative based realm, think this is a nice start.
I threw a sheet over my poor wife to gather some reference for the burkas and bags. Here are some of the shots. We got some weird looks on the street.
Here’s a screen shot of all the files and other reference I used for the gig.