Friday, April 15, 2011

Just for Kicks {illustration}


Here is an illustration I did for Cabaret, the musical, that is playing now in San Diego. Believe it or not, I have never seen Cabaret or really knew what the story was about until I did my research. I can't believe I didn't know it was about the rise of the Nazi party and was set in a cabaret in Berlin. My first sketch was rejected - it was a swastika made up of sexy legs. My art director and I settled on this version because it was less controversial but still hinted at the Nazi theme with the legs in a "saluting" position. The  hot pink color was a happy accident that ended up feeling just right. I thought this illo would be perfect for kicking off the weekend! Have a good one!