Monday, August 22, 2011
Macleans back page obituary illustration
My latest piece for Macleans, for a Hindu man who loved the Vancouver Canucks and wrote his fiancee more than a hundred love letters.
Macleans now has an iPad app, so part of the job is creating a spot illustration that incorporates elements from the larger frame. I enjoy this part, it's a bit more abstract than I'm used to being:
You can see in the frame that the background images of the buildings are faded away and washed out. That's what happened when I did the silkscreen print of it, and I was on the fence as to whether or not it was a desirable effect. I had a digital version that was all crisp and perfect:
I sent the art director both versions, just in case. We decided to go for it and run the silkscreened version! I really like it when an art director will give something a chance.
Here's the sketch: