Monday, March 21, 2011

The Chimp Haven Project

Colors by Matt Beckham

Sketch by Brad Campbell

Back in 2005, I was drawing freelance illustrations for SB Magazine, a local monthly community mag. I've showcased many of those illustrations right here on my blog. Each month, my illustration would accompany an editorial or humorous column written by a staff columnist. 

When it was announced that Chimp Haven, the wildlife reserve for chimpanzees, was opening in Shreveport, SB Magazine planned to feature an article on the topic. Editor Mike Whitehead decided that it would be more interesting to showcase an illustrated article and charged me with the task. 

Working with writer Amy Lyons and colorist Matt Beckham, we produced a 2-page illustrated article. To this day, Mike Whitehead claims that it was one of the most visually interesting articles that was published in SB Magazine.

Over the next two weeks, I'll be posting various sketches, inks and layouts that will lead up to the completed Chimp Haven project.

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