New Science in drawing!

Oh yes! A fantastic commission landed in my lap, due to my work at Society6. The art director at New Scientist saw a Toad illustration there and thought it idea for the Christmas cover (with some alterations).
After two weeks of designing and painting, it was complete. Above is the final text layout before print.
Hoping for the notoriety this will produce, and hopefully more work.
copyright © Rob Snow 2011.

INGREDIENTS

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.