Therapy Time

Therapists

Catherine at The New York Times mailed me with an illustration request for a piece in the Paula Span column. The subject matter concerned a new Medicare regulation that effectively shortens the amount of time that physical therapists have to assist their patients.

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Hospitals & Health Care

CBD Products

Ryan called with an assignment for Virginia Living magazine, illustrations for a special section on hospitals and health care. The first one here was about CBD products, followed by a more general image for the opener.

Health Care

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The Opioid Crisis

Opioids

A new assignment from ASIS International with a cover and spread for Security Management magazine. This time the theme centred around the seriousness of opioid addiction in the workplace and the inherent dangers therein. Fatalities being a very real risk.

As usual the corporate cover style is to use black backgrounds with a dominant spot color.

Opioids

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How Low Can You Go?

How Low Can You Go?

Jennifer from Experience Life magazine called asking for an opener and some spot illustrations for a feature on controlling blood pressure. A very specific brief was provided for the opener but I was given a free hand on the others, essentially tips on how to keep your blood pressure low.

How Low Can You Go?

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Extended Reach

Extended Reach

I was asked to produce a cover image for Marquette which could also work, in amended form, as an opener for an article on how professors are finding success in obtaining funding from the Nation Institute of Health. We were looking to create a strong cover image that reflected both biological research and physical health. As the article was entitled 'Extended Reach' it seemed natural to pose a figure as 'reaching' and to then superimpose the various health and medical elements.

Extended Reach

Here is the initial pencil sketch and a colour swatch. As a rule I very rarely provide colour roughs because things can often change dramatically when working on the final artwork. I find that If you are already committed to a certain palette at the outset you can sometimes feel that you are passing on better choices when rendering the artwork. In this case I had such a strong initial vision of how the illustration would look that I had no such qualms.

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