Healthy Spirit Section: Mencouragement
Title: Overcoming discouragement
History has shown men have a hard time discussing or sharing their feelings, discouragements, and fears. The writer encourages them to be more open and share their emotions with others. In this illustration, I used the silhouette to weave hands and people reaching out to the lifeless stone profile. This is a great example of how a sketch can still be a sketched piece of art. With a little tightening and color it can still read and have a personal hand-drawn effect.
Role: Concept, sketch, InDesign layout, and Photoshop execution
Healthy Mind Section
Title: Alzheimer's disease versus senility
In an attempt to use an illustration, this concept was simply used to be an artsy piece that changed the pacing of a very photo heavy issue. The goal was also to tell two different stories with one unified look. Using the branches as the overall shape of the brain, I was able to fill the space with leaves, representing memory, along with a small "wise" owl to represent wisdom and knowledge. When the page has been turned a more empty mind is revealed. The memories have fallen to the ground, blown away, and the owl is gone—all is symbolic of people who suffer with Alzheimer's disease.
Role: Concept, sketch, design, and Adobe Illustrator execution