‘Welsh Dragon’ Spectator Cover
Here is this week's Spectator Australia cover, featuring our new leader, Julia Gillard. Originally from Wales, she has become our first female Prime Minister. Luckily for me the Welsh Dragon (featured on the flag) is the same fiery red as Ms. Gillard's hair, so the connection was made for this illustration. In the foreground is opposition leader, Tony Abbott.
Here is the final art (click to enlarge):
Below is the art in a temporary layout I use while I'm working. I thought it would be interesting to have the dragon's back under the title, but I guess they wanted the title to be totally clear: