Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Highlights: The Water Chase


I have some illustrations in this month's issue of Highlights magazine! They asked me to create two illustrations for a story called "The Water Chase." It's about the Armenian holiday Vartavar, a day when you are allowed to throw water on anyone who is out in public.

These are the two roughs that I sent them:



They liked the first rough, but thought that the second one needed more work. They wanted the boy to have a more masculine haircut and be holding a water bottle. The girls needed to be wearing backpacks and also holding water bottles, and they wanted to see the alleyway setting around them. Here's the revised rough.


From there I was approved to go to the finish:



Here's how it looks laid out in the magazine:




I'm particularly happy with the way these two girls turned out. I'd like to use them on a promotional postcard.

4 comments:

  1. Lovely as always. There's always such life and vibrancy in your charmingly "traditional-looking" work.

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  2. So sweet and vibrant! I love your work and how you show your steps/process in your posts. Really inspirational!

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