asaf :: another piece for PC Magazine. this time the article was about Pro Athletes and how technology has affected sports on the field - both in the way the games are played and the way pro athletes train.
my basic idea was to somehow overlay digital elements on an intense moment in sport, more of a collage than narrative composition.
I started out with 2 thumbnails.
then reworked the sketches to a readable level. the sketch on the right is the traditional anecdote, a detail telling the story. the one on the left is a collections of different moments in sport, telling the story in fragments.
for the illustration concept, usually I go for the anecdote - one detail/moment from the over all story, represented as a visual metaphor of a textual content. since in this case the fragments concept was chosen, the challenge was to make the different parts work together.
as I started coloring the different parts I tried giving each frame it's place on the hierarchy of importance.
finally, some color balance and dropped the hi-tech pattern on top of everything.
maybe I just miss doing comics.