Louisville Magazine, contacted me to do an illustration for their Derby issue this year, and of COURSE I jumped at the opportunity! It's always such an exciting issue to be a part of. The article is about Derby Etiquette and discusses how NOT to be "that guy" when you are out at Churchill Downs.
Below are the thumbnails I sent the art director:
She chose the bottom right option. Here's the final drawing before I took it to final:
And since I know you love seeing some behind-the-scenes action, here's a few of the reference photos we took. Pardon the poor white balancing, these aren't usually for the public's eye, they are just for getting a hand shape correct or a shoulder in place.
Till next time! p.s. Go Knights!
Louisville Graphic Designer and Illustrator