The radio show This American Life celebrated their 500th episode on July 12th with a favorite moments episode, and by commissioning nine illustrations from different artists. I really think This American Life is awesome; maybe sometimes it makes me cry on the the subway, maybe sometimes Adele makes me cry on the subway, WHATEVER you've done it too. I know you have. So I was really excited (but didn't cry) when I was asked to make an illustration for their 500th episode. A big thanks to Seth Lind for the project and for art directing me to, basically, "make it weirder."
Here are some initial sketches (click to enlarge):
And the work in progress:
And a bonus! Here is a hi res jpg of the brayer texture I used. Any digital artists out there are welcome to borrow it.