Monday, March 16, 2009

Illustration Friday-Legendary

The image above is of Atlas. According to legend, he was banished by Zeus to the western edge of the earth to hold the heavens above the ground for all eternity. I created this illustration a couple of years ago for the cover of the FIN TECH 100, a joint publication produced by American Banker and Financial Insights that ranks technology providers to Financial Institutions. Debbie Fogel was the AD on this project. Below are a couple of initial, rough sketches. As you can see, they like the background in one sketch and the figure in another, so we married the two. The dimensions of the final also ended up being more squarish which is reflected in the final.