The house that Rob built

This is the latest illustration commission that has just been completed. It is to be a back spread of a ‘salon’ article/advert for a building company. It was quite a challenging commission, due to some of the requirements. But after showing the client a previous piece done for the Olympion cinema the style was approved and set. The final piece was created in Illustrator from the rough sketch, and layered to keep elements separate. The completed work is below, with added figures drawn by hand.

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1 creative person, slightly matured
2 tablespoons aptitude
1 piece of aesthetic flavouring
6lbs hard work and sweat
4 ideas more than most
salt of the earth to taste

Take a creative person and stir in some aptitude, thoroughly from the start. In time, mix in the aesthetic flavouring with the most appropriate tool at hand, and then, fold into the mix as much of the hard work and sweat that the mix can take. Sprinkle in the ideas; the more the better. And finally, as all is cooking, a pinch of ‘salt of the earth’ to give it the necessary character. Leave to cook over time and serve when required. Tasty treat in a tasteless world.