Hi friends, as my recent pizza-laden IG stories might have shown you, I spent last week in the city with the illustrators and teachers and friends of @illustrationmfa
The above is a mock magazine cover assignment, and I chose to do a portrait of one of my literary (and personal) heroes, @neilhimself
. I wanted him to be depicted as a bit surreal and dream-like, which he accomplishes just by existing, but I added a few elements to push the point. The sideways moon beside him is a nod at the Sandman series, which is not only the greatest comic series ever written(fight me), but also a clinic in submerging hard and unyielding realities into the fantastic. I also bathed him in red, which by nature gives way to the surreal, but is also a departure from what my inclination was to approach this project. Also, drew inspiration from Brad Holland, a fantastic illustrator, and stuck NG on a Wizard cover because why not.
Swipe through for details and the magazine cover!