Another drawing I did for the same editorial project. This time was an article from the New York Times the tittle is Surf for Love, Not for Gold, which argue that surfing is not the right sport to add to the Olympics. It list a lot of reason about how surfing is not appropriate for competition. One of them is surfing really depends on the waves, "Lulls between waves are long, rides mostly short and unexciting." And that was what I want to focus on and illustrate.
I made two version of drafts. One with collage and one pencil. It shows how surfing is not as exciting as people think it would be as a competition.
It was very nice to got comment in this stage to see if I'm in the right direction. Luke (the tutor of this project) said he like the the idea and it will work well and should add more variety of expressions to the people. Also he likes the pencil drawing better, so I started working on that.
The final draw is pretty much the same as the sketch but really like how simple the characters are and I don't want to overwork it.
I kept the color palette very simple. I was going to use only different shades of grey but I ended up using pink and pastel blue just to add a bit of playfulness and I personally like how it looks.
Thanks for reading.