Addicted

preview of colour newspaper illustration about addiction

An illustration for the Irish Independent newspaper on Addiction—now updated in vivid, blinding colour

‘Addicted to Everything’—a Features article by Martina Devlin. If I made this today, it’d probably include Social Media and Smartphones.

“These days we want to feel good—without putting in any effort. That’s why unusual addictions are becoming rife. (…) living according to the pleasure principle.”

No doubt, if I did this illustration today,  there’s be a smartphone in it. And maybe a few Social Media logos!

colour newspaper illustration about addiction
Above: the 2018, full-colour version of ‘Addicted to everything’ illustration
newspaper illustration about addiction
Above: Scanned from the newspaper
newspaper illustration about addiction
Above: Scanned from the newspaper, with tones added in Photoshop
detail of colour newspaper illustration about addiction
Above: I love the speckly, rough newsprint marks—scanned from the newspaper

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Illustrator: John White
Media: Ink on paper
Colourisation: Photoshop
Client: The Irish Independent Newspaper
Writer: Martina Devlin

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