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Young and Old plus The Death of Cricket

Another busy couple of days with cover art for both the UK and Australian Spectator magazines. The Aussie cover discusses the decline of cricket in recent years: 'Death of Cricket' cover art for The Spectator Australia -- Illustration © Anton Emdin 2013.  All rights reserved.

I supplied two colour variations, and the team chose the purple one as it looked more funereal.  Below is the blue-green one...

'Death of Cricket' cover art for The Spectator Australia -- Illustration © Anton Emdin 2013.  All rights reserved.


The English cover looks into scapegoating of the elderly, and asserts that it is actually the old carrying the young, which is what I've depicted, literally:

'Young and Old' cover art for the Spectator (UK) -- Illustration © Anton Emdin 2013.  All rights reserved.

Below is the process, from quick thumbnail all the way to finished art.  For speed, I drew the sketched digitally, but I felt that this one would look better inked traditionally, so I printed out the sketch and used a lightbox to ink it using a #3 sable brush and acrylic ink.  Then I scanned it in again and coloured over the inks using Photoshop.  Please click for a closer look...

Spect_Young_and_Old_Process

Thanks for looking!

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