I was recently commissioned to illustrate an article for Top Santé magazine on the types of food that were best for combatting IBS symptoms. The brief was to illustrate a wok with the healthy ingredients described in the article and the foods needed to spill out around the title to frame the page.
I was given the article and the space available to fill and I created a rough visual of the composition I was planning. The deadlines for editorial illustrations are often very short and I had a few hours to create the rough visual and a day to complete the final illustration.
Once the rough visual was approved I created the line work by hand, adding different line weights to add depth. I then scanned this in to my computer to work digitally, adding textures and colours in photoshop layers and altering colours accordingly.
Let me know what you think!