August 29th, 2011

I was asked to create a cover illustration for the israeli business magazine Globes; The magazine's leading article was about how entrepreneurs who suffer from listening disorders and tend to be more creative as means of overcoming their restrictions and are also more likely to succeed in their ventures. The AD wanted a conceptual illustration that captures both subjects in one image, while keeping a clean and simple approach. My first sketch was approved, however the editors decided they prefered the image as an interior.

Further, the Ad wanted more elements to symbolize the distracting 'noise' which is part of the issue of listening disorders, as well as requesting a different color palette, below is the revis. I still don't know which image I prefer.

For the cover, a new concept was laid out, with a wall of glass representing the barriers which the enterpenures have to overcome. I kept the palette simple and smilar to the interio illustration. Below the result:

If there's one thing I have learned over the years is that you can't get attached to your drawing, when an assignment rolls in be ready to -at any point of the proccess - start from scratch, or change your illustration completely. A zen, non attachment approach is reccomended if you care about your blood pressure...