Cafe Guernica is one of the first editorial illustrations I've done for Belle SF Magazine. It was a great experience because I was still finding my personality as an illustrator and this piece ultimately lead to the style that I have today. I remember I replied to a Craigslist ad and the Art Director needed the work in 3 hours. The article was about how Bitcoin is becoming a lucrative form of currency. I drew a few sketches very quickly and sent and replied to emails within the given time frame. Got the work approved and it's been a pleasure to work with Belle SF ever since.
I've redone the original to fit more stylistically into my body of work. With development, I was able to orchestrate the picture to have more interest and eye movement, losing edges, yellow/gold accents, and hue shifts along reds and browns. I also added a small sense of lighting with some bounce light and slightly deeper shadows.