My David and Goliath concept sketch.
A lot of work I do for other agencies and firms falls within the realm of exploratory work. They hire me to explore creative possibilities to help them find an appropriate solution for their clients and many times it never leaves the realm of pencil sketches. Such was the case with this project. I was asked by an ad agency whose client was a Christian publisher, they wanted to see my take on the Bible characters David and Goliath.
The above sketch is what I provided to the ad agency. I also sketched out a King Saul and a few other things not shown in this blog post but the project never went past the exploratory stage so I filed my sketches away invoiced the work and moved on to another project. I’ve had this specific sketch pinned to my bulletin board for well over a year now wanting to return to it and flesh out the final illustration just for fun, but never seemed to have the time. I was determined to do it this summer so over the last couple of months whenever I had a few spare minutes in my schedule I’d open it up and continue slowly working on the art and finally finished it up last night.