Man's Life

Our final assignment in Advanced Print Media was to design a magazine cover. It took me a while to figure out what magazine I could design for but when it came to me I knew there was really only one choice all along:

I knew it would be a challenge to come up with titles as good as "Weasel's ripped my flesh!".

I settled on a young sailor fighting the Kraken. Originally he had a knife in one hand, but I decided that it would be much more manly if he just punched the Kraken to death. Here's the original sketch:

I created this cover in a mix of colored pencil blended with turpenoid, acryllic washes and some gouache touchups at the end for highlights and bubbles.

 While I had fun making the cover, I'm not sure if this approach is really for me. I think I prefer painting.

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