Thursday, December 03, 2009

Sweet Meat RFT Cover

I drew the cover to this week's Riverfront Times, and it features beloved local radio mascot, KSHE's Sweet Meat. And if there's anything I love more than cute/weird corporate mascots it's REAL ROCK RADIO. KSHE just published a coffee table book documenting classic St. Louis rock history and this drawing is documenting that. Here was my idea: And a tighter sketch:And the final drawing, after simplifying the scene a bit. That is an autographed picture of Sammy Hagar on the mantle.Here's how I colored the drawing initially, sticking to a muted nostalgic scrabook vibe: I like the more festive final colors better, but I don't like that Sweet Meat's white ear-hairs somehow got lost along the way. SIGH. If anybody was curious about that little drawing inside the scrabook, it's this legendary piece of St. Louis-related Classic Rock Memorabilia:Thanks, Sweet Meat!

4 comments:

Brian Taylor Illustration said...

looks great. I love the framed RFT logo.

Matthew Frederick said...

Very nice.

This forever will be my favorite K-SHE moment: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2o7Mf3ovOKk

Andy Gabrysiak said...

Nice matching slippers!

MJ NFP Cartoonist said...

Cool looking material.