Last week we had the great opportunity to work with Simon Væth, an illustrator out of Copenhagen whose work doing editorial illustration for magazines is honestly beautiful. We had a series of short assignments in which we had to create illustrations to accompany articles on various topics, including bed-sharing in relationships (or rather, an absence of bed-sharing!) and how technology helps or hurts our work-life balance.
For bed-sharing, I did a line drawing & a separate sketch with pencil shading, scanned them in, and played around with them in photoshop till I felt happy with the results. For the article on technology & work-life balance, I dove totally out of my comfort zone and tried out lino-cuts for the very first time! Which are AWESOME. I had so much fun digging around cutting out shapes that I hoped would make sense. And I think for the most part they do! Colour was added in photoshop.