Editorial Illustrations

What I love about good editorial illustrators is their ability to capture so much of a situation with so little – a single image.

Over the past week, I’ve been testing my own simplification skills and building up a new portfolio. Coming at art from this angle is refreshing after so much landscape painting. The process involves brainstorming a huge number of ideas, then cutting and combining until you’re left with something small, but so dense.

Here are the three illustrations I’ve finished so far:
No. 1 was tailored to this article on the junior Doctor strike:




No. 2: an article on the worth of visiting relatives with dementia, even if they can’t recognise you:

2 SeeDementia



And lastly, No. 3: an article on woodland pre-schools:

3 SchoolInTheWoods

More to come…

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