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Labor'd Men

Late call on this week's Spectator cover, so gave me a good excuse to keep it simple.  The story I've illustrated is from Neil Brown and in light of recent gender topics discusses mens' desertion of the ALP. Cover art for The Spectator Australia "The Descent of Man" by and © Anton Emdin 2013.  All Rights Reserved.

Here's a quick process: I've neglected to include the two quick thumbnails.  The other idea was a guy hanging himself from his blue tie (a Gillard quote that every cartoonist has picked up on).  I moved on to a sketch - I considered using the pencils as part of the finished art, but it wasn't quite the look that I had in mind; I wanted a looser, inkier style so I drew this with brush and ink.  (Aaaactually, I used a Pentel Pocket Brush Pen, which is really just like a real brush.  I feel guilty not using my beloved Winsor & Newton Series 7 Sable, but it's a lot less mess and gives a pretty good result.)

Colouring and touchups I did in Photoshop.  I wanted a natural type of look, so I tried to emulate the watercolour style where you don't paint to the edges.

Cover art for The Spectator Australia "The Descent of Man" (process) by and © Anton Emdin 2013.  All Rights Reserved.