Hand drawn illustration Men Health Magazine Seduction of the Fittest
Men’s Health Magazine approached my illustration agency, Central Illustration, to commission me to create 15 spot illustrations for an upcoming article for their August 2014 edition.
The Article was written about how to enhance your external and internal wellbeing to attract the opposite sex and seduce them.
The hand drawn illustration, which accompanies the article, are broken down into, clothing, food, and supplements; I was given some reference image material for the article, which I based my illustrations on.
I draw as much intricate illustrated detail using a range of different fine liner Rotring pens to draw the fine detail, such as the shading, stitch lines and defining leaf detail.
I draw all the spot illustrations to the same size, centred on to A4 layout paper, and I use a light box which helps show the lines vividly. Once all the hand-drawn illustrations are completed, I scan the illustrations Into Photoshop and using the layout of the article I loosely place the illustrations on to the grid.
I start to introduce the colour to the illustration. Photoshop is the perfect application to work with layers, filters, and brushes. I create a new layer under the illustration to preserve the fine black lines and using the paintbrush tool I colour in the illustrations, using a range of colours to create shading and depth, which lift the illustrations of the page.
The illustrations were well received and they worked very well with the article.