Here’s the cover artwork I did recently for The Pacific Northwest Inlander. The subject was DEBT MACHINE.
But before I got here, I developed another take on the subject, below.
I had a blast developing these but they were deemed too environmental, too alien abduction-y…
So I simplified and went in this direction, more personal, here’s a rough photoshopped thingy sketch…
The bedroom setting was a bit too… sexy, haha, so Chris suggested putting him a factory conveyor belt, good call!
Below is a jpeg of the cover. Wish I had gotten a print copy to check out… Anybody in Spokane got one?
I need to remind myself to keep it bold, esp. when working on illustrations that be printed on newsprint. In hindsight I wish I used a bit heavier line, a little more silhouette-y.. but hey live and learn, I still really dig it
Finally, here’s a screen shot of all the in progress’ and reference files I gathered.