I just finished this editorial illustration for “Life+Dog Magazine.” I created this in what I call my Vectoresque style. I’ve been told (and I agree) that this would be a solid style for the toy and game industry. Hopefully, I can get a foot in the door there sometime soon.
The editor wanted something light and fun for this piece. This particular project was created as a lead-in illustration for a feature article. The article discusses fifty dogs, six of whom are illustrated here, who are “changing the world.” So these illustrations represent real pets belonging to real people. It was a bit challenging to get the Golden Retrievers to look different enough to be recognizable as two separate individuals, and some of the photos weren’t great to work from, but all-in-all, I think it turned out well.
Here is the sketch as well. You can see that the order of the dogs got shifted around a bit, as well as some of the wording. But that is the nature of the business.