Thursday, November 03, 2016

The Friend Cover



I was recently asked to come up with an illustration for the front of the Friend Magazine. It was a lot of fun to work on and I actually had a couple of cracks at it.  They gave me the loose theme of Child Superhero and asked that I brainstorm some ideas.  I had about 6 ideas that I quickly sketched out and submitted them for their approval. 




















































They ended up choosing the last idea, the Super Clean one, which I was pumped for because I liked that one the best.   And here was my final image. 

Then, for whatever reason, changes were made and it effected my cover.  I got a call saying that they needed me to make another illustration for the cover and they now waned the Sky Writing idea.  I fought back a little bit until they said they'd pay me again.  When did you need that illustration, then? So I rushed through my second illustration which I like better now, than the first one and I'm happy with how it turned out.  In the end I was actually very grateful to have another swing at the cover.  I don't think the Super Clean idea read very well.  It looks like Quintuplets helping their mom do some chores and it just wasn't very clear.  
 
And for a bonus I added myself tagging my children's names on the side of the building in the Sky Writing idea for a touch of nepotism.  You can see it here. 
 



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