March 28, 2011

China's Split Personality for TIME

Story was about how dealing with China, diplomats never know which China they are dealing with, the business side or the military side.
Art directed by Emily Crawford.
Some roughs, one of my favorites was the panda. I had to throw some quick photo color into to see if it would work.
But we went with the dragon which was fine.

Here's a color sketch Emily put on the page and showed me, which was very helpful, because it made me realize it was a bit too symmetrical.

So I added some arms and body, which seemed to do the trick.
The illustration ended up running only in the international edition, which I don't subscribe to so I'll post the finished layout when I get a copy.