Danger in the Family

I had the pleasure recently to work with the talented Brandon Reese, who is not only the art director of Guide magazine (kids christian magazine), but is also an amazing illustrator. The brief I received was pretty straight forward. The piece is about a family that is going through a rough divorce but, the father is the one who is pretty poisonous in the grand scheme. He threatens to crash the car with everyone in it if his wife doesn’t agree to end the divorce. It’s some pretty heart breaking stuff, but a perfect fit for me as an illustrator.

Either one of these sketches would of been rad to do but Brandon chose the second. They changed up the composition to create more of a diagonal in the final to really force the tension and not place so much weight on one side of the page.

Thanks again Brandon for hiring me to do such a great piece.