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Windsorman and Robin

Here's a super-fun one for this week's Spectator Australia cover. It illustrates a great Rowan Dean piece on Independents Rob Oakeshott and Tony Windsor, picking up on the following paragraph:

Of the two unlikely heroes, Windsor is the cannier operator whilst Oakeshott is the naive dreamer. Batman and Robin, perhaps...

'Windsorman and Robin' Dynamic Duo art © Anton Emdin 2012.  All rights reserved.

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A quick process...

Thumbnail roughs are drawn for the Editor to choose. The deadline was tight on this one, so I only offered the one concept, with different angles and tone:

'Windsorman and Robin' Dynamic Duo (thumbnail rough sketch) © Anton Emdin 2012. All rights reserved.

'Windsorman and Robin' Dynamic Duo (thumbnail rough sketch) © Anton Emdin 2012. All rights reserved.

The Editor liked them, but wanted to see another with a classic 60's Batman feel - a fight scene with ZOW! BAF! sound effects, so I happily obliged:

'Windsorman and Robin' Dynamic Duo (thumbnail rough sketch) © Anton Emdin 2012. All rights reserved.

The last one was approved, so I moved on to a more polished sketch:

'Windsorman and Robin' Dynamic Duo (sketch) © Anton Emdin 2012. All rights reserved.

Then inked and coloured (digitally) to produce the finished art. Here it is in the final, published cover, below...

'Windsorman and Robin' Dynamic Duo (thumbnail rough sketch) © Anton Emdin 2012. All rights reserved.


This issue is on sale on Friday in Australian newsagents or by subscription.

Thanks for stopping by! ~ Anton