Happy New Year everyone! I thought it might be interesting to start the year by showing some behind-the-scenes work, also known as “sketches” that I created for a recent commission. It was a fun illustration to do about a topic that I really find interesting, and I had a great time developing the final image.
Vita is a Canadian magazine for women and I was asked to illustrate an article which discussed the effect of music on the brain. Many times, in my opinion, the sketches contain a certain life and power far beyond that of the final illustration. Here are the 3 that were submitted to the AD.
Once the direction had been established and the art director’s input had been implemented, additional treatments were considered. In other words, the notes were designed and designed again.
And below is the piece as it appeared in last month’s magazine.
What do you think of how the concept evolved?