October 26, 2011

Seattle Met: "Diary of a Deadly Year"

Seattle Met "Diary of a Deadly Year" illustration
Last month, I had the opportunity to work on an illustration for the Seattle Met Magazine's November Issue on an article about a sudden spike in murder rates in Yakima County, Washington in 2010.  The illustration's job was to both narrate a specific attack as well as convey the tone of shock from the string of 29 killings in a population of only 89,000.

Below are sketches we worked through to develop the direction (the first couple thumbnails in this case were done on my phone) and the final artwork and headline treatment from the magazine by André Mora and Chris Skiles, which is on stands now.
Seattle Met "Diary of a Deadly Year" sketches Seattle Met "Diary of a Deadly Year" spread

3 comments:

Ben said...

At first glance these images made me think of bullying...

Samantha said...

Gorgeous work, Owen!

Scott Brundage said...

Awesome painting. Feels humid and uncomfortable, well done.