UB Today Magazine

UB Today Alumni MagazineArt Director: Rebecca Farnham

This painting is for a story about standing out among other colleges and universities in a very competitive time in our economy.

Rebecca honed in on the densely populated schools with a central one standing out but there was a feel that they may have been churches or elementary schools which I could understand. The newer, more modern schools were the way to go but I was concerned about them looking like banks. (Insert not-so-funny joke about the cost of tuition!)

In the end, I really enjoyed creating this piece and trying to make it work compositionally even if it's rather simple. The layout worked out well.

Thumbnail sketches.

First final 'too church-y' version rough.

Second final rough which was used to go to final.

Final painting.