I know I've been awful at the whole blog thing lately. I promise it's just because I've been very busy. One of the many things keeping me stuck inside, is this Businessweek cover I did. HOLD YOUR APPLAUSE, sadly it didn't make the final cut, and after seeing the headline they went with I completely understand. This image has a very different feel to what ended up running. I'm not too disappointed though, it was a REALLY fun project to work on! I learned a lot about how I work best when under pressure. Thanks to Creative Director Richard Turley for the opportunity, and hopefully I'll make the cover next time!
Here's sorta what it would look like cropped, sans text. The upper hole is for "BLOOMBERG BUSINESSWEEK" and the awkward space around the center figures was for the headline text, which they didn't have yet, so it was very hard to plan for.
This is the full painting, with all the bleed. There's some awesome stuff that I knew was gonna be cut off, and I JUST DIDN'T CARE.
And here are some close ups for your eyelooky pleasure.
Here are some of the preliminary thumbnails and sketches.
And here's what they actually ran.