The good folks at the Nikkei Asian Review asked me to illustrate an article about work-life balance in Japan and the changes that it's undergoing right now on the corporate world. The drawings had to be suitable for both online and printed use.
I am also adding some of the in-between steps.
Above is the final illustration, followed by the pre-final. I thought the folding of a paper was a good idea, but at the end it got rejected, which is fine!
This was a smaller spot within the article.
And here are the first sketches:
Luis Mendo started his professional career in Spain, in 1994. Soon he moved to The Netherlands and as of late, to Japan. In these years ...