Saturday, April 14, 2012

The Future is FINISHED

I felt like some sort of evil genius with a plot to destroy the world while typing that title! What I really meant is that I've finished the illustration for the SCBWI RMC contest on the theme The Future is Now. You can see in my earlier posts how I came up with this image and layout.

Apparently the black and white vintage photos of children in spaceman costumes also influenced my color choices. I painted one print with lots of bright colors, but it just didn't feel right. I like the limited palette of this one better. 
It will be interesting to see what other people come up with to illustrate this theme. I thought it was very challenging!


  1. Looks great Jill! I especially love the colors!

  2. just reminded me how fast paced our lives are now... in any case, at least your colors produced sharp contrasts --- you can never go wrong with that. :)

  3. Hi Jill, your work is beautiful! I was googling to look for other entries to the contest and found your blog after I turned mine in. I was tickled to see we both independently came up with two central characters sitting back to back (great minds think alike). Good luck! I do love the vintage photos you found for your inspiration. Hope to meet you (again?) at next conference (I am pretty sure I met a Jill last year, was that you?). - Dow, fellow RMC-SCBWI member

  4. ...congratulations on 2nd place!! :)