Here’s a recent Illustration for Oil and Gas Investor magazine. For this piece, I was grateful that Art Director Marc Conly took the time to explain the overall theme of an article which was full of heady technical investment jargon. The basic idea is the Contrarian strategy of going your own way, rather than following the pack. Because there were a lot of figures in this image, I decided to make things as clean and easy to read as possible with a very limited color palette and the use of silhouetted figures.
On another note, I always enjoy working on Illustrations that interact with the layout. In this case I worked closely with the Art Director to make sure the fishing poles didn’t interfere too much with the type and make it impossible for him to deal with.