Wednesday, October 11, 2006

IDD - Magazine :: cover artwork

I don't often get the opportunity to do 'portrait' type illustrations, but when I do , I relish the challenges they pose. IDD wanted a cover featuring this bloke Lewis Ranieri , a former Wall St. big wig . They wanted to keep the cover image graphic and bold . Not too many textures.

Here's the two rough stages the piece went through. The first had the right right visual tone , but wasn't a dramatic enough angle. Hence the rotated pose and stronger shadow.


The final. A fun gig.

8 comments:

Dela said...

Hi Dominic , nice stuff ,
clean and stright to the point.

Dominic Bugatto said...

Hey Goran , thanks for stopping by.

Mega said...

whoa, youve been busy! nice works dom, lookin real professional!

just outta curiousity, how did you get contacts with the globe and mail, as well as some of your other contacts?
i dont even know where to start with that....

Dominic Bugatto said...

Mega - thanks man.

As for contacts , I've got an agent who shops my stuff around and helps promote me .

If you don't have an agent ( or want one ) , a lot of illustrators when they start out , purchase AD lists and then proceed to mail out their own postcards. It's a good way of introducing your work to potential new clients.

Jeff Durham said...

Hey! Great portraits and I love the design/color scheme on these. Good works!

Dominic Bugatto said...

Hey Jeff - thanks, I always find doing this type of illo refreshing. Ya get to flex different creative muscles.

Chrissie A said...

This is terrific; I love the style of the piece and the colors are great. Nice job!

Dominic Bugatto said...

Chrissie - thanks for the kind words