Here’s some new artwork for Decembers afterthoughts section in Honolulu Magazine. For the past few months I’ve been illustrating the afterthoughts section with Cody (the AD), which is geared towards thoughts/concerns/ruminations about living in Honolulu. This months article is about how beige and/or desaturated Honolulu’s buildings have become in the past fifteen to twenty years and how Hawaii should make PINK its state wide color. A color that everyone should paint all the buildings with, no matter the hue or pantone.
I had a few conceptual and straight forward ways to visually show a town turning from one color to another. In the writing, it talks about a sports team, I think they were called the Rainbows, and how they recently changed their name to something else and how Michael (the editor/writer) was a bit bummed about it. It would have been cool to show a rainbow dripping into the town but I was pretty glad to draw something that was dynamic while also showing something that was a bit mundane (painting). Thanks Cody!