Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Highlights Magazine


I'm so honored to have illustrated a wonderful Christmas poem by Eileen Spinelli in this month's issue of Highlights Magazine. Highlights - "the world's best-loved magazine" - how sweet is that!

The only thing I didn't realize was how dark and dull my illustration would print on magazine newsprint. The top is what it looks like in the magazine, and the bottom is how it's supposed to look. Hmmm... I'm hoping for more assignments from Highlights, and I'll be sure to up my brightness and colors next time around.

7 comments:

Ginger*:)* said...

Hi Kristi, This is stunning! I remember seeing it, perhaps on your website, and I was impressed with the composition and detail and the subject matter is perfect for the holiday season. I see what you mean about the newsprint. I had gotten several "hints" from Highlights about the amount of color I was using and the depth of color. They suggested I tone it down a bit. Nevertheless....your Highlights illustration is gorgeous! Congratulations.

Jacqui said...

Hey! My daughter just got this issue. Can't wait to show her your work. Congrats!

Forrest Illustrations said...

How exciting for you! :) Congratulations!!! I'm excited to show my daughter too. We will look for ours to come in the mail soon.

Juan said...

Great illustration. Beautifully done!
Congratulations Kristi!!!

Eric Barclay said...

Beautiful work-- congratulations! Also love your 'pretend' post as well.

Isaac Marzioli - Freelance Illustrator said...

Great illustration regardless - even the desaturated one looks good. I just don't understand, after all the breakthroughs in computer technology that we can't simply have printers print what's on screen...or at least that you can't only color to what it'll actually look like when printed. I assume you didn't work in rgb...

In any case - you did a great job...and an illustration like that deserves to see print!

Chuck said...

I work for Highlights quite regularly (mostly Hidden Pictures). I had to tell you that with my first color assignment I had to draw a specific dinosaur and when I saw it printed they had changed the color from the reddish browns I used to a blue. Apparently brown doesn't print too well on newsprint! Ha ha ha!