Bert Degheri -- a 1961 alumni of what is now the University of San Diego, a significant donor to the school, and the subject of the "Giving Back" feature of a recent issue of USD Magazine, for which I was fortunate to illustrate.
My challenge with this illustration was to keep the color palette more natural, rather than use the pumped up reds and oranges that tend to permeate my pieces. By the same token, I wanted to give the eye something extra to feast on, so I let the radiant warm undertones just peek through between select seams in the composition.
The University of San Diego is a long-time terrific client, for whom I'm always honored to work.
So how are things going, out there? Well, I hope.
How are things with me, you ask?
Things are good, thanks!
Where in the heck have I been, you ask?
Thanks for asking! I've been illustrating, as usual; creating all sorts of creative work for lots of terrific clients, to which I'm always grateful.
I've also discovered photography, and it's gotten under my skin. I'm enjoying the challenge of learning and applying my visual sensibilities to this new (to me) medium.
My illustration work derives a touch of influence from fashion photography, so it was only natural that my efforts at photography take on those same influences.
Here's a recent effort featuring the lovely Melodie, my frequent collaborator.
So, between my many attempts at visual creation, and trying to learn with rabid fervor, I'm afraid my blog has suffered undue neglect.
Thanks, again, to everyone who has checked in and supported this blog and my work. I haven't forgotten about you!
Thanks, as always, for taking some of your time to check us out! Stay tuned...
Allan Burch is an award-winning illustrator and portrait artist, providing solutions for editorial, book, advertising, and institutional projects.
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