This was not only my first ever editorial illustration with The New York Times, but my first ever editorial illustration altogether. I have done 3 at this point, and with my innate desire to always keep reinventing and exploring, each time I have attempted something in an entirely different style. Each was created on an ~18 hour deadline and included a long all-nighter.
The first was a meditation on how tech IPOs are not necessarily a ticket to the riches. Played with the gambling nature of dice, along with the lighting of the scene playing a subtle role.