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NAFDA Summer 2013

The latest in the NAFDA covers I've created for this foodservice industry rewards magazine. NAFDA Summer 2013 artwork and design © Anton Emdin 2013.  All rights reserved.

A quick process: I submitted three thumbnail roughs to the client, all addressing the brief for the chef, kitchenhand and waitress from previous covers surfing a wave.

NAFDA Summer 2013 artwork and design © Anton Emdin 2013.  All rights reserved.

Thumbnail #3 was chosen, and with some revisions I moved onto the sketch.  The client asked that I add some fun elements into the water, and I was very glad to.  It's not often that a commercial brief asks for 'chicken fat'!

NAFDA Summer 2013 artwork and design © Anton Emdin 2013.  All rights reserved.

Add linework, colour and you end up with this, below.  The toughest part of this illustration was having to create the background (wave, people in water etc.) and all three characters on separate layers.  Generally, I like to work flat, but this way is a lot more time-consuming.

NAFDA Summer 2013 artwork and design © Anton Emdin 2013.  All rights reserved.

You can see the previous couple of covers here, or the very first one here.

Thanks for stopping by,

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