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Try Every Day #28

In the 80’s and maybe even into the early 1990’s it was still fairly common to see hand-drawn catalogs and advertisements for local companies. I remember the print ads for Big and Small Lots, 84 Lumber, and Hills department stores all featured drawn art. I can remember thinking, “that’s what I want to do when I grow up” when I was around 10 years old.

Then digital photography happened. At least, I assume that’s what happened. Instead of paying a product photography studio to take expensive photographs for print, it was more cost effective to have an art department that drew your advertisements for you.

Obviously, I’m not going to get a job in advertising art, but I think that early love of these simple drawings is part of the reason I like drawing objects over people. I’ve never really enjoyed drawing people.

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