Just a couple of weeks ago I had to pull a couple of all-nighter sessions. Because of a simple miscommunication between myself and a wonderful client, I found myself having to complete about 3 weeks worth of children's book illustrations in 1 week. I got it done.
When I first started out as a freelance illustrator over 30 years ago all-nighters were not all that uncommon for me. I was one of the most sought-after comp artists in Atlanta. Storyboards, comped-up magazine ads...etc. As you can imagine quite frequently this was a great deal of work needing to be produced with sometimes cruel deadlines.
I'm a grandfather now. Let me rephrase that. I'm a grandfather who needs his sleep now. An all-nighter when you're 25 years old doesn't take the starch out of you as much as it does when you're...a grandfather.