Wednesday, 30 March 2011

Editorial Final Illustrations

Earlier this week I posted a rough and one version of an editorial illustration I've been working on, for an article about beating lie detectors. The deadline was yesterday so I've posted below the two versions I had to choose from and also one of them in context (dropped into the magazine layout).
The first one is a more finished version of my original idea, showing the guy playing the wire game, and the machine being unplugged. In the second version I tried a different take on it by having the polygraph reading going through the different parts of his body that readings are taken from during a polygraph test. These were the heart and lungs for heartrate and breathing, the mouth for the spoken answers, and the brain which controls all responses. I also like the idea of the wire game so I incorporated this into the illustration, so he's literally playing 'mind games'. 
I also had a go at making the lines a bit thicker in the second version to make them more obvious, but I'm not sure which I like better. The illustration in the layout is pretty big, 26cm square, which I think can handle the smaller lines, but the bigger lines perhaps make it that much more obvious and easy to understand. Feel free to let me know what you think...

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