Sketch Collection: Conceptual, Metaphorical, & How To Illustration

Another dip into the large sketch collection from various illustration projects, in the Kevin Sprouls Sketch Folder. Because my teacher told me to save them!

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This time, I’ve got samplings which fall into three categories: Conceptual Illustration, How-to, and Metaphorical Illustration. Let’s take the last first.

Metaphorical Illustration Sketch Collection

Metaphorical illustration sketch | Fruit Tree

Next, a client commissioned me to draw a set of five figures involving tree imagery.

These were among the most detailed illustrations I had ever created. Even the sketches were complicated! You hear about the difficulty of drawing hands or ears, but, for me, trees are the most challenging.  The image above represents the diversified offerings of this particular client. Below, the idea of finding one’s way in a difficult environment.

You hear, quite often, about the difficulty of drawing hands or ears, but, for me, trees are the most challenging.  The image above represents this particular client’s diversified offerings. The image below shows the idea of finding one’s way in a challenging environment.

Metaphorical Illustration Sketch Collection | Forest

And this next image represents a graph or pie-chart, pictorially expressed as a tree-trunk:

Metaphorical Illustration Sketch Collection | Trunk

Conceptual Illustration Sketch Collection

Now, for some Conceptual Illustration— these can be fun. I don’t recall the client I created these for, and they were not all approved for finished art, but, here goes…

Conceptual Illustration Sketch Collection | Motor Sniff

These fantasy machine sketches represent a Silicon Motor, and a Smell-Sensor.

Here I took another swipe at the Sensor — I think the client liked this one better:

Conceptual Illustration Sketch Collection | Mechanical Sniffer

Conceptual Illustration Sketch Collection | Teleporter

Above, a Sci-Fi exploration of a spot illustration idea. Teleportation is the concept.

How To Illustration Sketch Collection

Finally, the How-to section. I likely did this sketch on a commission for Rodale Press, Prevention magazine, perhaps. Six steps to a Facial Massage. Take a Deep Breath — RELAX!

How To Illustration Sketch Collection | Massage

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