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Technical Illustrations: Everett & Monte Cristo Railway

The following illustrations were executed in Adobe Illustrator for the book, The Everett & Monte Cristo Railway. The book details the establishment, and ultimate demise, of the logging and tourist railroad that operated between Everett, Washington and Monte Cristo, Washington. See also the interior and cover layouts for this project.

Comic Color from hand-drawn original images

In the following images, I art directed the illustrators of the individual black-and-white comps, and applied color to each using Photoshop. In all pieces, the illustrator’s original is shown on the left, and the final colored image is on the right. Pelican Bay (above):  Instruction given to illustrator was to create a bustling village thoroughfare […]

Translucent Dice illustration

Executed in Adobe Illustrator, set of five translucent dice.  

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