Letting Go | Hour Detroit

This job was a challenge. The article debated the need for doctors to learn how to talk to patients and their families about whether it’s best to stop medical treatment that might extend a life but will result in a poor quality of life. The idea of Letting Go touched me so I thought I would focus on that and try and express the mood of these final days. Thanks to Valerie Morgan for having me illustrate such a moving piece.

Letting Go / End of Life Issues for Hour Detroit Magazine / Jacqui Oakley Illustration Letting Go / End of Life Issues for Hour Detroit Magazine / Jacqui Oakley Illustration

In the same magazine issue I illustrated another piece on whether it’s wise for women to choose double mastectomies.

Whether to Choose a Double Mastectomy / Hour Detroit Magazine / Jacqui Oakley Illustration

These were both inked by hand and then colour was added digitally. So happy with how the tone of these pieces turned out.

Inking Process / Jacqui Oakley Illustration Inking Process / Jacqui Oakley Illustration

Category: Editorial
Client: Hour Detroit