11 August 2013
The National Geographic Traveller UK magazine has been redesigned for a more "sophisticated and stylish" feel. The column pages, one of which I illustrate, have a fresh look. The magazine have asked me to use their small somber palette, but I can include a splash of colour to highlight parts of the image. This is a big change from using my vibrant colours, but a nice challenge for me working with a handful of colours. I don't use a black key line to define shapes, therefore I have to combine the colours carefully to produce the image.
In this column David Whitely over estimates his physical fitness on holiday in New Zealand. A kayaking trip on Lake Taupo turns out not as easy as he first thought. A strong wind produces large, fierce waves, paddling against them is very exhausting and drains him of all his strength and energy.