All these jobs from last month are seeing print, so here’s another I can now share. This one was an odd job as it started out way back in June, then got shelved, changed subject matter and finally went to final.
The client was Contingencies Magazine, a publication for the insurance and financial industry. The original concept back in the early summer was to do a cover showing primary candidates from both parties fighting over health care issues. The client wanted a few concept sketches, so I did the obligatory “race” concept and one where the candidates were doctors surrounding a patient and trying to push their particular “prescription” for health care on him. Here were the roughs:
They liked the exam room concept, so I fleshed out the idea more, including some rough caricatures of the various front runner candidates at the time.
At this point the idea got shelved because they felt it was too early to do a story about primary candidates as they would probably change as the actual primaries neared. As it happens they were dead right. Last month I got the call to continue the concept, but now we needed to replace those candidates that were out (Tommy Thompson, Al Gore, Newt Gingrich and John Kerry) with ones that were in (Joe Biden, Fred Thomspn, Sam Brownback, Christopher Dodd).
You’ll notice I also redid the caricatures of Mitt Romney and Barack Obama… the originals were rough and not very successful. This was approved and I went to final. I had done another cover for this magazine a few years back, so I went with the same technique for color as I did on that previous job… sort of a combination fully painted and line art. Here’s the final and some close ups of a few areas:
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