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Jacqui Oakley 2015
I was recently asked to illustrate ‘fire’ for Maria Keehan at Smithsonian Magazine. What a fantastic job! Since this is an opener on various stories all relating to fire, I had to make these flames complement all the pieces and so not seem too dangerous – pink always helps with this. So here’s some of my process work. Hope you like it.
Here’s some of my various sketches….
…and the two that I sent to Maria. The 2nd one was chosen and then the painting fun began.
Here’s some layers of acrylic paint…
Here’s the final published piece. Thanks Maria!