My goal: Discover the simplest, most intriguing visual metaphor possible. 

"My work is 100% digitally created using the program PAINTER. Final files are typically 300 dpi RGB TIFFs, although layered files, such as those in silhouetted images, are provided as Photoshop layered files (PSD).

Generally speaking, my process is to read the article or (even better) a synopsis of the content to be illustrated, and to provide anywhere from two to five or more conceptual sketches per illustration. My hope is to make selecting a concept as enjoyable as possible for the client. Concepts are provided as low-res JPEGs and are emailed to all project participants.

Once a concept is approved, a low-res JPEG of the color illustration(s) is emailed for review and approval. Once approved,  I post the files online for instant download using Dropbox." – Dave Cutler