Randal did this pen and ink line illustration of the North Branch of the Chicago River for a project funded by the Open Lands nature conservancy project. The illustration was used in a report designed to highlight how the Chicago River could be developed and turned into an amenity for Chicago, rather than the eyesore that it was back the 1980′s. In this illustration, a walkway bridge was highlighted. The City of Chicago has implemented many of the recommendations and ideas put forth in the Open Lands report.
This illustration and a number of others in this series were commissioned by and in collaboration with Jonathan Boyer, a Chicago area architect.
Another illustration done for the “Friends of the Chicago River” project. Randal illustrated what could be done at the southern end of Rush Street in Chicago, where it dead ends into the Chicago River. This view showed an outdoor eating area, a dancing area on a barge, plantings, walkways and other amenities to make creative use of this under-utilized property.
Rush Street at the Chicago River
Randal was commissioned by CNA Insurance company to illustrate this “main street” USA street-scape scene for a company publication. The work was done using a Mac and Wacom tablet with “Painter” software.
"Main Street" Streetscape Scene for CNA Insurance
Randal did this watercolor of a farmhouse based upon a photo of his wife’s grandparent’s farm in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania.
Here’s a pencil study done of the house before the painting was completed.
Farmhouse Pencil Study
Randal did the cartoon sketch line drawing of a proverbial “bean counter” for an Ameritech Mobile Communications piece back in the 1980′s. Randal can’t remember what the reason was for having his ink spilling onto the floor!
This is a line drawing of the Gothic style Deering Library on the campus of Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois. It was done by Randal for the school to be used on note pads and other printed materials.
Northwestern University - Deering Library