Still on last week's golf theme, the first scan is of the third PGA tournament cover I illustrated. Montages (a blog on the subject coming up) were the 'innovation du jour' in the 60's and 70's. The approach that I used on this cover had a lot going on within the Watson figure, and plenty of color. It needed a neutral background....I chose black to hold it all together.
Next is an inside illustration, a graphic of Ben Hogan combined with a view of the Colonial golf club in Texas....I think Hogan's home club. Again the concept was a result of teamwork with P&H designers.
Separately, but on golf, a brochure assignment that came in during the 70's, and again during the montage years. This was for a tour sponsored by TIA Airlines, primarily a specialty and vacation charter business.
The host was Paul Hahn, a professional golfer, entreprenuer, entertainer, and trick shot artist. These were ambitious times....and I wonder today how successful it was, and how many golfers joined the tour. Somehow, I don't think it would 'fly' today....but I've been wrong once or twice!
Done in line and two colors, using gouache mixed with acrylic medium on much of it.
Following are three spots done in charcoal pencil....the grey stock insert inside the brochure.
It was an expensive promotion, and as said, wonder how well it fared. I recall at that time feeling a bit 'burned out'....more interested in my homebuilt airplane project than illustration.
No doubt the project was a needed diversion after a lot of years of deadlines, and during some crowded 'pressure years'. Part of those concerns were the changing times....and that magazines and print ad budgets were rapidly losing out to TV broadcasting.
On an unrelated subject, and to pad the CAWS this week, we'll post a comp and finish reproduction of a Chevron product ad....not sure how the ad was used.
The comp was in marker and pencil, the finish done in gouache with an acrylic mix behind the products.
* Charlie Allen's Flickr set