Friday, July 25, 2008

Portfolio Showcase: Herding Cats

A few years back, I was approached by a potential client who wanted me to create an image based on a phrase, for a book on business terminology. While the job ultimately didn't happen, I was fairly happy with my interpretation. I'm never 100% satisfied with my work (and hope never to be, to allow for growth as an artist), but I think this worked reasonably well. The phrase was "herding cats," as in, it's tough to get everyone's thoughts going in the same direction on an assignment. Hence, it's as difficult as herding cats. Or something like that. Anyway, here it is:



I'm missing San Diego's Comic-Con this weekend, but I'm happy to be home with my family for a change. So, I'll be enjoying this weekend. Hope you all do as well!

Best,
Rich

4 comments:

emilio said...

Missed out on SDCC myself.

Very cool picture.
There was a very funny commercial during the SuperBowl some years ago with cowboys driving (herding) cats instead of cows (that your drawing reminded me of).
funny enough, I don't remember what company they were advertising.

Rich Faber said...

Thank you, Emilio. I don't think I've seen the commercial, but I'm sure it was probably based on the actual phrase. Apparently, it's been around for some time.

Best,
Rich

Anonymous said...

If you google "herding cats" and go to pictures, there are quite a few. Just to let you know - your's is the best I've seen. Perfectly describes some of the meetings I've attended!

Rich Faber said...

Thanks, um, "Anonymous!" I actually get a lot of emails asking to use this illustration.

Of course, none of them have offered to pay for it, but, at least they're looking! ;-)

Thanks for commenting!

Best,
Rich