Monday, July 26, 2010

Seed Saver!

This is a cover I illustrated for the Albuquerque Alibi, for a feature story on seed saving: The two directions I explored were a mock-montage poster for a fictional action movie... about the art of old-fashioned seed saving, And an excuse to explore my usual love of cut-away/contraption, applied to a decidely non-technical practice. We went this direction:Here were my main two pieces of inspiration/reference:
Initial layout:
Ink drawing:Final, vectorized & colorized drawing:


Joel Cooper said...

great work,
out of interest how long does it take you to complete a image like this?

Dan Z. said...

Thanks! I did the final drawing/art in a day; probably 10 - 12 hours.

John Hendrix said...

Wow! Great cover... love this one.