Iran conflict. Iran wants nuclear weapons. I think they could figure out how to make them aside from US efforts to hamper them with sanctions. Purely from a financial standpoint, I think they are a waste to create and develop. No country is ever willing to use them because a country that has the intellect to develop them will also realize why they should never be used in a war. For all the belly aching Israel and the US have done about how bad Iranian nukes would be, I think the basic problem is respect. A nuclear Iran would suddenly have a lot more respect. The US suddenly had a more diplomatic approach to North Korea once they seemed to have a bomb and they also seem way more unstable to have nukes than Iran. I wander if just giving Iran the respect we give other nations as a nation would cool everything off? We don't have to be buddies but I think that would be great as I would love to check out the historical sites in Iran.
Hassan Rouhani, Pres. of Iran. Cover for The Week Magazine.
Color rough in Photo Shop. Final adjustments are figured out with the art director at this stage.
First under drawing.
Monday morning quarterbacking. As I look at this, I think if I had another day to work on this, I would have made a fancier Genie lamp with more detail that drew from Iran's history. The peace sign on his shirt would have been a bunch of flowers making up the shape. I would have put more texture of feathers on the dove to make it really soft looking. I think the whisp of nuclear steam escaping the lamp might have given me an opportunity to make a reference to something important with the shape or within the curls of smoke?
The final absolutely works as a cover as it came out. Some of the symbols might not have read as quickly with the extra details I would have put in given the chance. For covers for The Week I like to make strong iconic-like images that you recognize quickly and get the point across immediately.