Mrs. Mermaid and the new phone.

mermaid illustration by bob ostrom

Mrs. Mermaid was so happy with her new phone. She loved the pretty color because it complimented her new look. All the other phones had failed miserably. Having a cell phone underwater was a big challenge but this time it was going to be different. She had a brand new protective case and she was sure it would work.

Fish wasn’t so sure. She had seen what happens to phones underwater and didn’t trust this case anymore than she did the others. What made this case so special? She knew sooner or later it would fail and they would be on their way back to the phone store. Fish hated riding buses and she was having no part of it.

This image was created using the Procreate app on an iPad-pro. 

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.