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I’m thankful for exercising with my wife, just so we can eat two Thanksgiving dinners in one day.
I forgot that I painted this portrait of Dick Beyer, the Destroyer for my wife’s uncle a couple years ago. Just found it at early Thanksgiving.
Oh no bro, it’s Abobo. #postitshow @giantrobot
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dianacastle asked: Hi Kali! I really love your editorial work, and it's something I'd also like to pursue, but for some reason I struggle with it a lot. I was wondering if you had any thoughts you could share about your process when making an editorial illustration? After reading the article, how do you zone in on the specific part you'll focus your illustration on? Are there specific phrases you look for that you think would make a better image? Does the art director give a starting idea of what they want?
Hi Diana! Sometimes an AD will have a specific idea for the illo, but usually they just give me an article or a brief for me to read & interpret myself. When I’m thinking of an editorial illustration, here’s some steps I take:
1. Read the article well & simplify it down to its core ideas. The title of an article is usually very good for this. Or, sometimes there might be an evocative turn of phrase in the article itself.
2. Brainstorm symbols or images that capture these ideas. This is the tough part! Sometimes I’ll do research, look through my inspiration folders to see if they spark any ideas, or talk to my boyfriend about it. I also try to figure out symbols that I’d LIKE to draw.
3. I’ll check to see if I can show some kind of contrast or juxtaposition in my images, because it makes the idea clearer & more engaging. If I wanted to show that someone was tall, I’d try to juxtapose them against a room or person that was too short. Contrast is interesting. Past/present, dirty/clean, real/imaginary.
4. Take a shower. Or go walking or do something else mindless and physically occupying. It lets your mind wander and mull over ideas—I’ve figured out a surprising number of illustration problems in the shower!
Love hearing from artists sharing their process. Thanks Kali!
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