Monday, May 21, 2012

The Insane Root

In 1977, I had artwork included in my high school's annual creative arts magazine, The Insane Root. The following year, my senior, I had the privilege of drawing the front and back covers. Traditionally, the cover was lettering alone, and my art maintained that tradition. The execution of both covers (the back cover is below) took about six hours to complete.
For this presentation, I took the original black and white illustration (the cover was eventually printed in brown ink on cream-colored stock) and added my favorite color in various shades along with shadows for depth. I remain very fond of this artwork -- and the memories it invokes.

1 comment:

Karinabell said...

I am glad you eventually shaded it with your favorite colors, I think it gives your drawing more character.