What happens to all that rejected art?

hotdog illustration by bob ostrom

I’ve been in business a long time. For every project I create there are at least  three or more sketches that are rejected along the way.  It goes without saying that in that vast pile there are a few I feel shouldn’t be in there. I mean, I get it, it’s all part of the process but that doesn’t mean I have to like it .

The Bob Folder for Misfit Sketches

That’s where the  Bob Folder for Misfit Sketches comes in. Not every rejected sketch makes it to the Bob Folder for Misfit Sketches just the ones that really broke my heart. Every once and a while I reach in there, grab one and work it up.

A Hotdog Logo Misfit

This is one of those ideas. It was from a project I worked on many years ago. The client wanted a hotdog character for a logo project but had no real direction in mind. He told me to just go nuts. I knew this idea was a stretch but sometimes crazy ideas spark other ideas so I submitted it along with the others. Even though this one was rejected it did spark some interesting conversations… so I guess you could say it did it’s job.

This art was created on the iPad pro using the Procreate app.

From the sketchbook

Back in the day I drew in a paper sketchbook but now I do all my sketching on the iPad. It is better in almost every way. I’m sure there are some artists out there who might argue with me but honestly I’d have a hard time agreeing with them.

I won’t bore you with all the details but for those of you who are interested this piece was done using the Procreate app. So far this has been my favorite iPad drawing app although last week Clip Studio for iPad was just released so we’ll see where things go from here.