A fews years after Doug started doing covers and illustrations for several of Canada's major textbook publishers, he expanded his freelance career to magazine illustration commissions. One of his first assignments was for Chatelaine, published in Canada since March 1928 and currently the number one Canadian magazine in paid circulation.
What was unusual about this early commission was that the model - the first he ever used - turned out to be a recent Miss Canada.
In addition, this particular illustration - unlike all of his later full-page color cartoons in Playboy - was rendered in acrylics; for his 500-plus Playboy cartoons, he used Dr. Ph. Martin's aniline dyes to achieve translucency and clarity.
(blog entries by Heidi Hutson)