My first illustration assignment of the year... The New Yorker cover concept. It's a statement on the increase of job loss in the US. Something people should worry about these days; I guess. The piece wasn't done in what I would consider my normal style. It started as an ink drawing that I began to color in with colored pencil, until my teacher decided that I had made a mistake and it wasn't the look he had in mind from my original sketches... So I took my amateur photoshop skills and digitally colored in everything to make it a more Guy Billout/Istavan Banyai look.
My work is about communicating the idea that it is never too late to have a happy childhood. In my artwork I like to use personally symbolic objects, people and animals that I have always been fascinated by since I was a kid. I want to capture a moment in time and evoke an allusion of nostalgia to each of my viewers. I tend to also include items in my artwork that I see while traveling because I want to inspire others to take adventures and not get too caught up in the clockwork of our society.