The ABCs of Blood for Owl Magazine
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My four page spread illustrating the ABCs of Blood for the October issue of Owl Magazine. Art director Faith Cochran wanted a B-movie poster feel to the images. So I created the finals with a rough painted texture as well as dramatic lighting. The challenge was to make the illustrations scary, but not too scary for the magazine’s young audience. I really enjoyed this project as natural science and teaching kids new facts are some of my favourite subjects to work on.



Alana McCarthy
Commercial Artist
Toronto, Canada
Tel: 416-979-1936
www.AlanaMcCarthy.com

With almost 20 years of professional creative experience I'm an expert visual problem solver. My illustration, design and hand lettering is bright and bold and helps brands and bus… Show more.

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Communication Arts Illustration, American Illustration, HOW Magazine Design Award, Applied Arts Award, Gemini Award - Babar and Badou Interactive Website, Corus President's Award -…
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Alana is a best-in-class professional in creative design. With keen attention to detail and impeccable sense of layout and aesthetics, Alana takes the stress out of deadlines and always delivers on time. Her skills in illustrations, calligraphy and typography are what make her a stand-out designer and visual artist. She is a delight to work with, and remarkably creative and talented.
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