Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Black and white editorial final sketch

The theme of my final sketch is about Susan Burton's project for helping women to find their way back to a normal life. This project has already helped more than 500 women reuniting with their family and a job to support themselves. Also, taking the quote from David Simon, 'Turning the lights on is what really making a change', I added the light switch on the sketch to create a warm homecoming feeling and indicate the 'changes' of that woman's life in the drawing.

1 comment:

  1. This sketch is not the proper spec size. If a final sketch does not fulfill the spec requirements, it's challenging to visualize it in the context of a publication spread (which is part of the art directors job), in which case another illustrator would probably be hired and you would be let go. This is just a fact of the industry. Please do recall that the assignment sheet specified the final sketch should be 5" x 5." Aside from that, this is a nice idea but I feel it isn't fully indicative of a woman's homecoming from prison; it appears no different than if your figure had come home from work. The light switch idea is a better element to focus on. Try getting rid of the characters entirely and using the light switch as a symbol for the point you're interested in making.