Here's something I did for Out Magazine. The illustration is for a diary by 'Shortbus' director John Cameron Mitchell. In the article, he writes of his experiences at the first ever Russian Gay and Lesbian Film festival at St. Petersburg, Russia; which was ultimately met with protest and police presence.
Here were some of the concepts I came up with. The Art Director went with the first one but I also liked the second sketch because it showed censorship in Gay films in a unique way. Perhaps, I’ll take sketch 2 to final on my own time.
Here are some snapshots of my progress work.
For the final illustration, I took a different direction with the colours. You can never go wrong adding more colours ;)