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Britain, Redacted or You Can't Say That!

Double Spectator week!  Here's the UK cover on Rod Liddle's truths that dare not speak their name... Cover art for The Spectator (UK) on the gagging of politicians and political correctness.  Illustration © Anton Emdin 2013.  All rights reserved.

The initial brief I was given was "Britain, Redacted", which is what the concepts are based on.  Below are the thumbnail roughs and the sketch.  I thought this one would look good with a painterly look so I bypassed the inking stage and just digitally 'painted' over the top of the sketch.  Please click for a closer look...

Cover art sketches for The Spectator (UK) on the gagging of politicians and political correctness. Illustration © Anton Emdin 2013. All rights reserved.

And the final art, below. They cut the speech bubble on the published cover, but I think it works nicely without it...

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I supplied the team four colourways for the background.  I didn't realise I had those arms so perfectly aligned.  They look pretty cool all linked up!

Cover art for The Spectator (UK) on the gagging of politicians and political correctness.  Illustration © Anton Emdin 2013.  All rights reserved.

Thanks for looking,

Anton! Signature by and © Anton Emdin 2012. All rights reserved.