Artwork for Magnet Magazine
A few weeks ago I was commissioned by Magnet Magazine to provide an illustration for an article in their upcoming issue. The article, written by Phil Sheridan, was about his observations of the Olympic Opening Ceremonies in London, particularly the inclusion of the Sex Pistols into the mainstream of British music history.
The subject matter was right up my alley. I had a great time doing it so I thought I would show a little of my process here.
After brainstorming and going through many rounds of thumbnails, I decided on the four strongest. I knew I wanted to get Johnny Rotten or Sid Vicious in there with the Queen, how could you not? I cleaned them up and sent them off for feedback.
After the art director and editor settled on one, I developed the concept further in a pencil drawing stage.
On to the inks, I was trying to find a good balance of black and white, experimenting with different kinds of mark making.
As a jumping off point for my color scheme, I used these two iconic album covers as inspiration.
The final image. ‘Ello!
Check out issue #92 of Magnet (the one with the XX on the cover) to see the printed version!