Adventure – a devotional and leasure-reading guide

Posted: December 5, 2012 in 1997
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Girl looking at an ant by John Dyess

Girl looking at an ant by John Dyess

The above  illustration was created for Adventure magazine , a devotional and leisure-reading guide published by the Baptist Sunday School Board, located in Nashville ,TN. This was one of three illustrations that appeared in a story called “Imported Fun”.Designer was John Cochran and the publication date was the week of March 16,1997.
This was a small magazine ,5.25″ x 8.25″ and was printed on a soft absorbent paper.My illustrations were created in pencil and transparent color,which reproduced well on this stock. I hired models to pose or used family or neighbors as models. I would create the drawing on tracing paper than copy it on bond paper on a copy machine. The copy was glued on poster board and color was applied with a sable brush using liquid acrylic paint. The original art was 6″ x8.5″.Below is a scan from the printed magazine.

page from adventure magazine

page from adventure magazine

cover for Adventure March 1997

cover for Adventure March 1997

The story talks about the young girl drawing an ant colony and I placed the girl on her drawing for the cover illustration.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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