This illustration was originally done for SB Magazine. The article was about oxygen bars. Originally when it was published, the Finished Art version was used. When I decided to enter this illustration in the 4 After 5 show, I decided to add a background and texture.
Creator Commentary: For research, I actually went to a local oxygen bar. It was a pretty lame experience. I actually sat at a bar and there was an actual bartender with an actual menu of oxygen. The oxygen machine looks exactly like the one in my illustration. I was served an energy drink and was allowed 20 minutes of oxygen. It was a pretty lame experience, especially when you consider that you're PAYING MONEY to breath oxygen that you could be breathing FOR FREE.
Bonus Sketch: Here's an alternate sketch that I did for the article. I REALLY like this illustration. I liked it so much, I decided to ink it with my Wacom. I tried to make it look very sketchy. I think it has a classic editorial cartoon look.