I’ve had just about the most fun I’ve ever had at my day job this week, helping out with illustrations for an upcoming book on the science of monsters. It’s a great topic and a really amazing opportunity to do some colorful stuff. This will be a highlight of the typical workday experience for sure. I’m usually just clipping stock photos from backgrounds and chasing down missing italics.
Originally I was told to try for an Edward Gorey style and started down that path with some cartoon ink drawings. This was not the final style they went with, however and the process became much more involved.
In contrast, these involved a lot of Photoshop painting to try to match the style of the other illustrations in the book. Challenging, but so much fun. Can’t wait to see how this book comes out.