Sorry for it being so late, but I was having trouble with it, I think this the right approach now. Numbers 13, 14, and 15 are sketches of a person cooking, the book says recipe for perfect life and the ingredients are the social media icons. Numbers 16 and 17 may be hard to understand from the picture. The sketches are of a husband and wife. The wife posted a picture of her husband putting a necklace on her as a gift and got a like which is what the computer screen is showing. However in reality the husband is actually choking her, it is sowing how people only how the good side of life.






Value Studies

I know my value studies aren’t the best, but I think I used the multiply layer a bit too much. I took off the small party hat and the muzzle the bear had. I decided to show a headlight to showcase the bear like how it would in an actual circus. I think the light makes the illustration have more of an emotional aspect.

Value Studies




To those of you who have submitted and workshops your editorial illustration ideas… GREAT JOB! On the whole we have some really wonderful potential illustrations!

However… A truly DISTURBING number of you guys have not posted your concept sketches, which were due on Tuesday the 11th. You have missed your deadline and have fallen behind.

TOMORROW Tuesday the 18th is the deadline for your Digital Value Studies. Again please post to the Editorial Illustration page to be found in COURSE WORK.

And next week Tuesday the 25th is the Deadline for the Final Pencil drawing, which we will begin to ink in class.

Deadlines are part of being a professional working artist.

The time to get it together is NOW.

ALSO- to be fully prepared for your next class Tuesday the 25th you must READ the 4 posts on WORKING IN COLOR to be found in RESOURCES.

Marcos Chin’s insight into editorial Illustration process

Hello Class-
Illustrator Marcos Chin an award winning artist whose work has appeared as surface and wall designs, on book and CD covers, advertisements, fashion catalogues, and in magazines.  His editorial illustration work has appeared in Time, Rolling Stone, The New Yorker, GQ, Sports Illustrated, The New York Times and others.  He recently posted about the editorial process he learned in school and how his process has evolved.  Check it out!

Marcos Chin Process

Whenever I work on editorial projects I distill the brief, or article into one or two simple sentences because it helps to focus my imagery towards communicating the essence of the story. I learned this from my teacher in art college @pauldallas_art … Nowadays I sometimes I go even further and distill the story into only a few words. I learned this method of working while teaching alongside my friend @chrisbuzelli who taught me to locate the action within the story and then visually describe it. Doing so will aim to help create pictures that have a strong idea and immediate read without being too obvious, or cliché… I’ve incorporated this way of working into my illustration practice and now I feel like I have a new super power 

I’m going to have this piece of paper up where I can see it while I brainstorm concepts for an editorial project I’m working on right now. #marcosprocess #match#connect #respond #ocaduillustration



Redo of Sketch #1

I decided to change the first sketch entirely. The metaphor for this image is still the same as the original first sketch. I drew some tree branches to show that there’s some background and that the boy is looking at a reflection from the puddle. Here’s the image that inspired this sketch below:

Here’s the article for this sketch:

Redo of Final Sketch #3


I redrew this sketch and while the the characters for the most part retained the same pose, there is some differences with the hand placements. I also added a background to the drawing. In case you missed it, this sketch is for this article:

I used two photos as references for this sketch redo. The first one below is for the pose and handle, while the second one below is for the background.