Left to right: Original sketches, fineliner outline, final illustration
Here is the final part of the Editorial Illustrations brief. The article for this one was called ‘The floodwaters will rise again – we can’t afford to stop them’ which you can read in full here.
I think out of all of the editorial illustrations, this is my favourite outcome. I tried to keep it quite simple and did a night time scene – the article describes how ‘over a few hours in just one night, more than eight inches of rain fell’ and I thought I’d do something a little different than a day time view. I tried to keep the colours quite muted as it was a night time scene and also I wouldn’t feel right using bright, happy colours, as it’s not a ‘happy’ kind of article. I can’t imagine what everyone affected by the floods lately is going through and how awful that must be! Floods cause so much damage and it takes so long and so much to fix..
Will be posting more work as usual when I do it. Think we’re getting a new brief soon 🙂