This is a recent commission for COSMOS magazine who I previously did a commission for earlier in the year. They need an another illustration for their short story section of the magazine. This time the story was Shortcuts by Brian Trent. The story involves wormholes that people use to travel all over the world instantly. Here we’re looking through the eyes of the protagonist as someone comes barging out of the wormhole gate towards her.
I’ve included my thumbnails and draft sketches too just to show my process. I send a few different angles to the client so that they can choose then go to work on that.
I’ve also included a the layers separated that COSMOS like to use dotted throughout the pages of the story. I decided to illustrate the rest of the protagonist too. Thought that might work nicely as a whole image.