Tuesday, 28 September 2010

Dead end

For an editorial illustration about the death of the cheque. I wanted it to have an autumnal theme, and had Autumn Leaves by Millais in mind for the feel I wanted.
The grave photo was taken for this project (the client wanted a bigger and more ornate Victorian one than the original that I chose - and it works better.)
Instead of 'old people' huddled round a grave, as the original suggestion in the brief, I thought it would work to use old fashioned people - like this Victorian gentleman, with his pen quill.
I like to add details like the bird stealing the old fashioned cheque, and signed BACS on the grave, which is how I get paid in nearly all cases these days.

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