Design Director: Dean Seabring
Art Director: Valerie Seabring
Illustrator: Kevin Sprouls
Heidi: Is your reference material one single photograph, even for groups of people?
Kevin: Sometimes yes, sometimes no. It will often happen that I’ll receive a group shot to which I must add a figure or two. These will usually get placed on either end, facing into the group, if possible. The tricky part here is to get the add-ons scaled correctly to fit into the grouping properly— this is accomplished by careful scrutiny.
About how long did this particular illustration take?
How big is your original work? Do you work keeping in mind that these will be scaled down or are you working at 100%?
These typically get reproduced at 35-40% of original size. The drawing displayed here was probably 17.5″ wide in the original.