Monday, February 06, 2012

Boston Magazine



Wow, it's been a while since I updated my blog. For that, my apologies; I was busy completing paintings for an art book, which I'll post about in a little while.

In the meantime, I've been doing a series of monthly full page illustrations for Boston Magazine, which you can see here. They were all designed with room left for copy to be placed inside the art, as well as the section header at the top.

The art director was gracious enough to give me a lot of freedom with this assignment, so I I tried to experiment with different approaches. As a result, I found myself working digitally quite a bit and some of these were done 100% in software, something I wasn't ever sure I'd be comfortable with. Now, I'm really enjoying some of the opportunities that drawing in software provides. I'll probably do more digital work for a while as I play with the possibilities.



3 comments:

Kali Ciesemier said...

Michael, I LOVE these! Great job with incorporating the free space! (and as a traditional-to-all-digital convert, I can sympathize, haha)

Michael Cho said...

Thanks, Kali. I was actually inspired by yours and Sam's colour work while working on these!

As for digital, it's weird but after 2 years, I've suddenly started to really like it. Maybe I've just gotten more comfortable with it.

A-Town Graphics -- Leland Wong said...

what program did you use?