I had a lot of fun creating this cover illo for the LA Weekly. I was at first bummed that the least conceptual sketch was picked, but it actually ended up being a blast to just get lost in rendering a "still life.”

Sketches:

Revised sketch where I wanted to drop the film reel and add in spotlights. While the sketch was approved, the art director did not want a dark cover and requested bright, summery colors; my solution was to just have a simple beach and sky in the background. I like it!

Thanks for reading!

Enjoy the Day,

Chris