A recent assignment came my way, about how 'hate music' is a growing industry. Wade Michael Page was an avid musician and racist, using music to express and spread his idealogy. While it was noted in the article that the groups are smaller, there are more members and they are more dispersed-with Music is one of the ties that bind.
I wanted to express the hatred, so chose a limited palette of red and black, keeping the illustration loose and raw.The art director was terrific, suggesting I take two separate ideas and merge them. Really enjoyed this collaboration!
Wednesday, August 8, 2012
Last month while I was away, I got a job I just could not refuse- cover and interior for School Library Journal with an art director I truly enjoy collaborating with. Since I was literally on the other side of the world with just my iphone and mac laptop I ended up drawing some roughs, photographing them with my iphone and uploading. From that point, I digitally painted using the laptop trackpad. I had to loosen up- and the concept was to keep the background sketchy, figure in color so it came together beautifully. I'll post the cover when it comes out.