In May of last year, I was contacted to illustrate the ‘Perfect Party’ department each month for Seattle Met. The department highlights notable Seattle-ites or musicians/authors/celebrities who will be in the Seattle area. The department existed previously only as a text driven treatment with no images or illustrations. With me illustrating the new column, it was important to visually connect the people to the reason they were in the news, since a lot of them are just regular citizens and wouldn’t normally be recognized by a portrait alone. Above is my illustration for the February 2012 issue.
Above are a few of my favorites and how it looks in print. The first few illustrations for the column used to be a lot looser but eventually evolved back into my regular, more refined linework. Thanks to André and Chris. These are a lot of fun to tackle each month. And actually as I’m posting this entry, I’m finishing up the March Perfect Party artwork