How you doing today? I hope you’re having a wicked day! Mine’s been busy finishing off a few commissions, waiting for a few clients to get back to me (don’t worry I’m always patient haha), and illustrating this sports editorial illustrations that you see today.
Referring back to last week’s blog post, I’m a big fan of editorial illustration, and love producing illustrations for this theme.
It requires me to be conceptual, and to think of an idea that makes the viewer sit up and take notice, which I love.
I’ve recently gone back in time a bit, and have edited past editorial illustrations that I produced 3 years ago. I produced this illustration back when I was in University, so it was quite weird to see my work again from that far back.
It was also amazing to see how my skill level has developed, and thought I would try and improve a previous illustration to show today. Even though it’s a bit embarrassing for me, you can see the before and after shots of the editorial illustrations.
How These Editorial Illustrations Progressed
The article talks about how people prefer to play difficult games rather than easy ones. Easy games are considered boring, and not that much fun. These editorial illustrations showcases an athletic track, with one of the competitors hurdle’s being taller and more challenging than the others.
I always start editorial illustrations in my sketchbook, and jot down lots of words, brainstorms and quick sketches. From here, I draw the composition of the illustration, and then produce the final artwork.
As you can see, I’ve vastly improved the illustration, and I’m really happy with how it looks. I spent many hours editing the piece in Photoshop (something that I didn’t do much before), and made it all neat and tidy.
I hope you enjoy these two editorial illustrations, that was produced with gouache, watercolour and edited digitally. Let me know what you think of it by commenting below! The illustration is now showcasing on my portfolio, ooo!
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