Tuesday, May 30, 2006

SKETCHES of SPAIN



Here is something I started on Wednesday afternoon and had to have finished for Friday. It is for a travel brochure published by conde nast. The image is a representation of an annual festival in Spain. I was pretty happy about it during the process of making it but in reflection it kind of bugs me. It reads a bit like a drunken photograph. Initially it had more flow through but I could have improved on that with a better distribution of the three grey tones. Instead I kind of drew as if I were within the party.It kind of lacks a real focal point. Is that a good thing? It makes the image more lively and more like a celebration but when I look at my favourite illustrators their work seems more orchestrated. Not contrived but evolved. I guess I am going to have to work on this. The picture with the heavier shadows is probably stronger because it reinforces the idea of the trumpet and guitar dudes as a starting point.

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