Editorial Illustration: Communicating an Idea Visually

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Ive been doing cover illustrations for years working on many projects for The New Yorker Time Magazine and BusinessWeek to name a few. All of these projects have one thing in common: identifying your metaphor and visually running with it. My illustrations require a thoughtful concepting process that helps me find that appropriate metaphor. This metaphor is the meat and potatoes of editorial illustration. In this class youll get a glimpse of my process: from concepting your metaphor and its symbolism to developing your sketch to finally completing your illustration. This is the process I go through for commissioned editorial illustrations as well as fine art creation. What Youll Learn Your Idea. Well explore the current political scene and relevant stories in the media to research and explore metaphors and symbolism.