Hello all, thank you for having me here!
It's also one of the most difficult illustrations I have done so far.
First, it took me a few rounds of sketches to nail the idea this time. (I was stressed out and having brain freeze because it's my FIRST COVER, also the concept was very abstract yet specific: "Finding the right adviser/partner/help")
Second, my computer monitor started dying and fading when I was almost done with the illo, so the colors that I thought was right was actually very off...
SooJin has being really patient and helpful with me the whole time. And we are both happy with the outcome of the final illo. It was also one of the pieces selected into Communication Arts Illustration annual 2011.
It's always great working with an AD who trusts you.
Here are some of the rejects...