By: Joe Alterio
February 22, 2010

I use the mail for thank yous, hellos, and general queries, so I frequently draw new illustrations that fit on 1/4 of an 8.5 x 11 page. I’m jealous of some artists who seem to get finished-looking sketches done every day. I tend to run at either 5 or 90 mph: either loose, loopy sketches, or really detailed work that I obsess over. I’m trying to develop a middle ground — thought-out, but not too thought-out; polished, but not too polished. Because I needed greeting-card images, I drew these astronauts in the style I’m trying to develop.

Cross-posted from Good Work.

To view a gallery of Alterio’s HiLobrow illustrations, click here.

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