Proposed Cover Illustration for a Surf Magazine
The theme was the magazine's byline, "Every surfer gets it."
This is my submission.
While the "art" issue has been held back a little - and who knows when it may happen - I nevertheless had immense fun putting this piece together, with all its various elements. I hope you enjoy it too.
I used some of my own photos from my visit to uShaka Marine World, as well as sourced from the Net; notably the central character from Katanaz-Stock on deviantART (http://katanaz-stock.deviantart.com/).
Note: I'm all for copyright protection on the internet, so I hope that no one would mind that I possibly used one or two pieces here in this piece below - since it was a proof, and not a final piece that went into production. Working under time constraints and without readily available images on hand, I can completely understand people - such as myself - using the images of others to assemble working proofs... thereafter the onus - and due responsibility - of the designer is to reassemble the piece with imagery that IS alright to be used in a final piece... without cheating or affronting anyone else in the design community.