Wednesday, 4 February 2009

Editorial Illustration

This editorial was about how bad weather means bigger catches for fishermen a few years down the line because the storms pull up plankton from the bottom of the ocean which the fish then thrive on. I was inspired by the movie "the perfect storm" and the famous japanese wood block print, "Hokusai's Wave" (aka The Great Wave Off Kanagawa). I used monoprint and screen print to produce this image. And a little fine liner to touch up the boat.

This image is for an editorial about a fish that looked so different as a juvenile, or a male or female adult that for years scientists thought they were 3 different fish. The New Scientist article was called "Shape-shifting Fish Fools Scientists" so I illustrated it with a family at the beach; each of the family members looks like a totally different aquatic animal but they are still from the same family.

This was an editorial illustration for an article about how people you don't even know can affect your mood. I wanted to screen print it but I ran out of time so this was done digitally.

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