Finally the magazine is out and I can show you my most recent work.
This was a double page illustration for the Portuguese MAXIM magazine in the CIRCUS MAXIMUS section.
The theme was the evolution/ de-evolution of man.
I had one week to complete the illustration and it was very specific in the characters request and poses. The background objects I had freedom to choose.
In the de-evolution part, the third character is a portuguese only joke, the man is called José Castelo Branco and he is one of those rich guys that does lives from magazines and shallow tv shows like big brother. He is hated by almost every portuguese and he won a VIP contest (similar to big brother) very recently in our country.
He was also caught in the airport smugling diamonds (thats why he as earings and necklace and the diamond cane) and it was a big scandal here because he quickly got away (since he was a public figure).
The space gaps and the apparent unbalanced picture is because the huge red title is at the top ( behind the characters heads) and has got a few explanations of each character. I'll soon receive the final layout and I'll post it here.
I have a higher res image (so you can see all the details here )
UPDATED WITH FINAL MAGAZINE VERSION
Comments and critics are,as usual, very welcome!