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:

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Beautiful piece!