This is one of a group of illustrations I did for a good client of mine. Since over the years I’ve done so many gift caricatures, whether they’re of single people or huge groups for corporate clients, it’s fun to do this kind of thing. My guidelines were ” Two young hip people, one guy and one girl, using lots of tech…. laptops, blackberry, cellphone, ipod, etc. At large conference table.” It’s on their website, and in some printed materials for them, so in order to have a lot of flexibility with the images, they requested I leave plenty of open space around the characters, with no real background behind them.
I’m actually getting a lot more of this type of project where I can do my character design/cartoon illustration style, and I like it. I’ll try to post some other recent examples as well.