Friday, July 25, 2008

illustration friday: Canned


have you ever talked to someone who had obviously been in sales all their adult life, then, when it's time for them to close the deal they give you their "look"? The other day I was in a car dealership and saw a few of the older car salesman and wondered at what point does that canned look stop working...at some point doesn't it stop working for most of us? Anyway, here is my attempt to show an ageing sales guy flashing the canned look that always used to "work" for him.

17 comments:

Katie said...

I recognize that look. What a wonderful interpretation and illustration. Very talented.

Calista said...

Great! I totally different take on the subject than anything I had thought of! cool style

Cookie Sunshine said...

I think I've met that guy. He sold me a car.

GREAT WORK!

Roberta said...

Hey... I've seen that look more often than I care too!!
Your work is incredible!!!
Are you from SLC? I grew up there.

Stace said...

Yes I think you really captured the look - that should be our cue to leave, I think!

Juan said...

love your style, is absolutely amazing!

Alice said...

Great! I long for your digital painting skills.



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tusen said...

Interesting interpretation of the topic :) Ugh, that look... your painting is absolutely great.

Dillon Thompson said...

This is fantastic. Great colors and feel.

Kat said...

hehe, you captured it perfectly :)

Tif said...

Perfect!

Evan said...

Great job on the face and the expression. I love the style you use to apply the color as well. I'm going to be nit picky now because I think you did a good job on it. I would take the sweater off the character and leave him in a collared shirt. The sweater makes him seem less like a business/sales man.

shaundra said...

FABULOUS!!! I love it! I'd like to see more from you!

Steph said...

Brilliant!

mb said...

as soon as i saw your drawing i knew it had something to do with that annoying look haah well done

Jennnifer said...

Nice!
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Moyse said...

Great stuff, love your colours! This looks like it's from a sketch in an earlier post. I'd love to see this with the body from that sketch, the pose is as good as the expression!