March 8, 2011

By the Power of Grayscale

Here are a couple of recent black and white assignments for the New York Times and Nylon Guys.  Getting to think in limited color and focus on light and contrast are aspects I've always loved doing in sketchbook work so it's fun to be able to develop those elements into more finished pieces.

Above is from last week's New York Times for an Op-Ed piece by Mohammad Al-Asfar about revolutionaries in Libya, and below is a piece for the Times letters page on "Echoes From the Revolt in Egypt" which ran shortly before Mubarak's departure.  The third image is the illustration for the latest installment in the Nylon Guy's serialized story, "The Empath."


Arthur Fong said...

Owen, you're a monster!!! You're one of my biggest inspirations!

Finn Clark said...

Nice work! The second image is my favourite. The texture and the composition is great.

p.s great title for the post.
You... have... the powerrr!