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Tea-Soaked Illustration

JUNE 12, 2007
At the beginning of this assignment for Plansponsor magazine, the art director SooJin Buzelli sent me an e-mail with several samples of my work which appealed to her. One of these images was created in a style that I developed a few years ago. The art looks like an historical document from an old archive (I stain the paper with Darjeeling tea to give it an antique look). I love to work in this style, though I don't get many opportunities to do so. I'm glad that SooJin encouraged me to use this tea-soaked style for this assignment.

This illustration accompanied an article about army personnel negotiating leave time for the holidays. You can see more samples of this tea-soaked style here.