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    How immigrants look at Germany: A round table discussion on the occasion of the German Unification Day. The brief was to set the motif in an autu… Read More
    How immigrants look at Germany: A round table discussion on the occasion of the German Unification Day. The brief was to set the motif in an autumn Berlin scenery. Read Less
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FROM SKETCH TO COVER
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Work process of my illustration for the Süddeutsche Zeitung Magazin cover. 
Above the finished magazine. Following, a series of pictures showing the entire process.

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The initial rough after the brief and
several walks through the city looking for suitable sceneries:
 
2
The draft to get ready for inking and colours:
3
The digital colour sketch in the draft for a discussion
with the art director about colour scheme and atmosphere:
Light and shadows are done first in greyscale (left), then as rough colouring (right) with a Gamut mask colour scheme.
(Gamut masking is a concept developed by James Gurney. The tool I use was developed by Richard Robinson.)
Adjustments and variations of the colour scheme are made with Photoshop, using Color Lookup and Hue/Saturation.
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The finished inking:
A detail view of the inking:
5
The final, coloured illustration:
The image in the layout of the printed magazine:
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