Monthly Archives: October 2012

The next 3 illustrations are a few of my favorites from a while back. About a year. Each was published in Scotsman Guide’s Residential or Commercial edition. Simply wanted to take the opportunity to include them in my blog — just for the record. Hope you enjoy them too.

This first illustration was for an article titled, Fixed Rates: Friend or Foe. Final size of the full illustration is about 21.25 x 15 inches in print. It was a nice change to embellish on a couple big cats compared to the little ones running around my house. And, after all, who wouldn’t enjoy having a lion slobber all over them.

The next example, was for an illustration for an article titled: Ethics in the New Era. It also included some fun lettering on the right-hand page as well as the primary illustration itself. Below is the base art, a couple details and lastly the in-context version.

Finally, the next illustration was a fun one for an article about how niche residential mortgage brokers should hire an education expert to help guide their way.

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Below is a new illustration just finished for an article in October’s Scotsman Guide Commercial edition. FInal size is about 10.5 x 15 inches. The complete title of the article is: Do more with less by leveraging technology.

Next, to give a very condensed idea of process on this one, here’s two ¬†sketches. The first is one of several thumbnail concepts — presenting a couple different options on how to proceed. Because I’m usually concepting 4-5 articles at the same time, the sketches are often very rough on the first go-around. The second sketch is an adjusted idea, incorporating some additional thoughts into the first one after it was approved. The second is pretty close to the layout of the final artwork.

Next step in the process is doing some drawings, and then scanning them in. Below is one small piece of the drawing process. Many illustrations I will work completely digital. This one I started with some basic drawing — and then did much more drawing and all the fine-tuning on my Wacom tablet.

Finally, here’s a couple details from the final. Just to get a little better idea of what the eventual 350-400 layers in photoshop looks like all dialed in. (OK, who’s counting, it was proabably many more than that… there’s probably a way to figure out the number of layers but I Iose track after about 10. I was never very good at math).

As always, thanks for stopping by my blog. Much appreciated.

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