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The New York Times Magazine Cover Illustration​​​​​​​
纽约时报杂志封面的插画设计
From Sketch to Complete: 
Working process from start to finish of New York Times Magazine. JUNE 14, 2009.
从草图到完成:为纽约时报杂志的制作过程  2009年6月14日

One day, we received a Email from Arem Duplessis, Senior Art Director of the New York Times Magazine. 
Email title is 'Cover Illustration'. And it included the PDF with NY Times logo and the details about the project - Infrastructure special issue, which about the various infrastructures in the city, from water pipes to airplanes. He would like us to draw a detailed illustration in IC4 style. Viewer can keep watching it for 5 minutes instead of 5 seconds.
有一天,我们收到了来自Arem Duplessis的电子邮件,他是纽约时报杂志的高级艺术总监。该项目的标题是封面设计,邮件里的PDF有项目的名称:特殊的基础设施建设,即是城市里的各种基础设施,从地下水道到机场,希望我们能把这些用IC4的风格画出来。可以吸引读者不仅仅只看五秒钟,而是五分钟。

I draw the ideas on notebooks with pencils. After I came up with ideas, I started the sketch work on computer.
我一开始把想法用铅笔画在纸上,当我确定了想法之后,开始在电脑上绘制草图

I set the resolution at a low level for my relax working at the beginning.
为了能画的放松,我把一开始的分辨率设置的很低

After the completion of rough sketch. I adjusted by moving or scaling the building as if I was designing the architecture. 
完成草图之后,就像是建筑设计师一样来调整了建筑物的大小和位置 

After I received the director's OK reply, we started drawing more complex finishing line in higher-resolution.
在得到艺术总监OK的回复之后,我们在高解析度的设定下,开始画更加复杂的线

I used Photoshop. The brushes are depends on the illustration, and the line width was around 3pt at that time.
我用的是Photoshop,画这幅画的时候,把画笔的大小设定为3点

I printed out for confirm sometime. And then I changed the position of the highway in front.
我有时候会打印出来确认,然后改变高速公路的位置

Finally, drew the texture to complete the line drawing. I emailed the director again with the work for the progress confirm. 
But He said it's OK as finish image.
最终画出质感之后,线的部分就算完成了。这个步骤完成之后,我再次以邮件的形式发送给艺术总监去确认。

He said it has already completed with B/W lines. But as I originally planned to color it, so I started coloring with digital watercolor.
艺术总监说,黑白的线的版本已经足够作为封面了,但是我最初已经决定了上色,所以我开始用板绘里用水彩颜色进行上色

I Started coloring from the big areas. And I decided colors while painting roughly. I set the light shines from the left because this book opens from the left-hand side.
一开始画大色块的时候,比较随意,我一边画一边决定颜色。我把光源设定在左边因为这本书是从左边翻开的

I painted carefully while paying attention to the red and blue color scheme.
在画红蓝搭配部分的时候,我画的非常小心

After painting the base, I added Shadows and Lights to create the texture to the finish.
在完成了基础的上色之后,我用阴影和高光做出质感,来完成这幅画

Details : Be careful with the paparazzi!
细节:请小心狗仔队!

Details : What can you see from there?
细节:你能从这里看出什么?

Details : Did you see any super heroes around here?
细节:你看到了什么超级英雄?

Details : Cheers!
细节:干杯!

Details : Art director and his child.
细节:艺术总监与他的孩子,哈哈

NY Times Magazine Cover / finish
In the end, B/W was adopted because the line drawing has stronger impact and it was differentiated from the other magazines.
纽约时报杂志封面 / 完成版     最终,纽约时报杂志采用了黑白的版本作为封面,因为有非常强的效果,与此同时也与一般的杂志区别了开来。
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