editorial illustration sex worker process comps finish

Waiting

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Waiting
Just finished this illustration inspired by a piece on the daily risks in the lives of sex workers. Above are the thumbnail idea sketches, trying to work out a few compositional elements and then expanding further into quick color and value studies on the upper right. The interesting challenge to the piece was to try and create a sense of space which could then serve as a stage for the headlights to stand-in for a foreboding figure and still cut into the motel room with as much (or more) menace.