Here’s the final version! (see some of the sketches here)
Two-page concept spread for Scientific American Mind magazine. Gouache on illustration board. It’s supposed to be potentially up to 88 degrees on Monday in Boston…so beach days may be closer than we think :)
Some potential layouts and character designs for an editorial assignment. Two-page opening spread for a current Scientific American Mind issue about “Sensational Senses.” The blocked out parts are where the text will go.
After a lot of conceptual sketches, I kept going back to the idea of these five characters interacting within some sort of very sensory/nostalgia-inducing scene. These include a beloved park on a Spring day, a campfire with s’mores and stargazing, and a day at the beach (I am leaning towards the beach one…just because I can so vividly smell sunblock, feel sand between my toes, taste the relief of a cooling drink, hear the waves crashing, etc.).
Not quite sure whether to go with the whole mouth or just the tongue for my “taste” character :-p