Sunday, August 09, 2009

Ryerson Journalism Review

As a change of pace from all the super-hero commission drawings I've posted lately, here is a full page illo I did for the Ryerson Journalism Review in the spring. The subject of the story was about John McFarlane, who took over as editor of the well-respected magazine, The Walrus here in Canada. The assigning art director, Fernanda Pisani, thought a "pulp detective" feel to the drawing would suit the copy, which was written in a similar hard-boiled style.

Above is the final art, painted in gouache and ink. Below is my pencil sketch.