Thursday, November 03, 2016

The Friend Cover - Nov 2016

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, and I was pumped because I liked that one the best.   And here was my final image.

Then, as things do, 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 now, I like better than the first one.  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 looked like Quintuplets helping their mom do some chores and the idea wasn't clear enough.  
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. 

Tuesday, May 03, 2016