Fashion Horoscopes

Montana Forbes completes a set of horoscopes for IKON images.
The three here; Sagittarius, Pisces and Gemini are just a taster of the beauties Montana has created for the company who primarily deal with stock imagery. Montana says "I’ve always had a keen interest in the horoscopes and was really excited to tackle the subject matter for the very first time. After much research, I was inspired to create unique fashion and beauty portraits that incorporated elements and characteristics associated with each sign but without them being clichéd depictions." See all twelve in Montana's portfolio.

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Davie Shipyard

Davie Shipyard in Canada commission Ian Naylor for several epic 3D views.

Chantier Davie is the oldest shipyard in Canada, and last year they approached Ian to draw andanimate an aerial view of the facility for use on their website and in editorial. Ian says "I was naturally interested since I love ships, particularly offshore working vessels, they are such giant, robust and technical machines, self-contained for demanding work in some of the world's harshest environments. As the job progressed it was clear that other illustrations would be required, they were kind enough to fly me over to Canada last month and I was able to gather the reference I needed to embark on the ongoing production and tour Davie facility at Lévis, across the river from Quebec city". Being on site was a treat for Ian, though having to brave a minus 30 wind-chill and a frozen St Lawrence was a challenge. The reward however was "a dream job for a charming and enthusiastic client".  Watch the animation...

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Building Economies

Making business look beautiful, Gail Armstrong creates this paper sculpture for PM Network magazine.

Commissioned by Hugo Espinozo, senior art director at Imagination, the image is in the February issue of the monthly publication for the Project Management Institute (PMI). Gail's creation illustrates "6 Markets to Watch: Look for the next wave of project opportunity in one of these 6 climbing economies”. She says: "It discusses the business potential in these building economies and the many ways in which those countries are changing, developing and investing in themselves." Gail chose to focus on Nigeria - oil/energy industry, Panama - canal expansion, Indonesia - infrastructure through telecommunications, Chile - building infrastructure through information technology, Turkey – construction; in particular transport links and Vietnam - factory construction. After submitting several ideas to illustrate the article, the concept of using flowers to represent the growth of these 6 different countries was selected. Gail says "The flower heads have petals made from maps of the relevant countries. By choosing to use a fairly simple, non-specific flower shape and by carefully placing the petals, it is still possible to read the map and the country name. The flower centres and stamens, which echo the map colours, represent the country’s relevant investment area."

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