Friday, 3 January 2014

NME Christmas Illustration

Here's a double page illustration I made for the Christmas NME. 

I only had about 4 days to do it, so I drew it straight into Photoshop, with a Wacom tablet. You don't get the same kind of control you have with pen and paper, but it's great for moving all the elements of the picture around. Pretty useful for a complicated picture like this, with 23 characters in it. It also gives a kind of effect that reminds me of woodcuts, where you can 'cut' into the black areas with white lines. 

Here's what it looked like before I coloured it in and sent it off for the NME art department to add their lettering: