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mockup of The Lamp cover illustration


The Lamp Magazine





about the project

The Lamp is the quarterly magazine sent out by Delta Zeta Sorority to its members. For this issue, the feature story was about one of its members who survived a Japanese Internment Camp in WWII. They had a few photos for reference but none of them were quality enough to be a cover photo, so the went to the next best thing, illustration. 

In collaboration with Tria Designs

Winner of FCA Single Page Design, First Place, 2020

reference photos

Reference photos for The Lamp Illustration

Illustration is a great way to get around the challenge of not having high-res photography.

rough sketch


Mockup given by Tria Designs to provide some art direction.

Before moving forward with a more detailed illustration, I got approval on a rough sketch that gives an idea of composition and color scheme.

rough sketch of cover art

first draft

illustration first draft

After receiving feedback to make it feel less heavy, I removed some crosshatching and lightened some colors.

final illustration

final illustration
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