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Illustration for Elle India’s Special covers celebrating their 250th Issue

The project came through Kulture Shop (a platform where I’m one of the artists) and brief was pretty open ended with a tight deadline.

I liked how simple the cover photography supplied was. I wanted to emphasise that using just bold lines, the pattern of the star under Paloma’s eye and a limited colour palette reflecting the colours in the photo. (Something like when you are in school and you use tip-ex and black marker to doodle over a photo.)

Played around with thick and thin line work previously in my sketch book, as well as with repeating pattern motifs and portraits and wanted to explore using that here in a photo-collage.

Drew over the cover on tracing paper, then scanned that drawing and layered it over the final cover in photoshop adding some digital colour.

Short Interview with Elle continued here


Model: @palomamonnappa

(Jersey jacket, price on request, Huemn) @_huemn