Mag: GM Food

magazine illustration of genetically engineered tomato

Illustration for Checkout Magazine about genetically modified/GM Food. I’ve always called this illustration ‘Tomatostein’

‘The Generation Gap’—article by Gerry Byrne. I wanted this image to have a whiff of creepiness, and mad-science about it. I suppose I had to get myself into slightly mad mood as I made it! (See more food scare illustrations here»)

preview of newspaper illustration of genetically engineered tomato
Above: Mixture of hand-drawn and painted, and collage
tomato illustration magazine
Above: Original hand-rendered tomato image on paper
calipers illustration magazine
Above: Original hand-rendered calipers image on paper
scan of genetically modified food magazine article illustrations
Above: the full article magazine spread. So good, they used it twice!

Illustrator: John White
Client: Checkout Magazine
Mediums: Pencils, Paper, Gouache paint, Pen, collage; Adobe Photoshop