Insane illustration

Illustration Psychoanalysis, Please

Insane illustration

I was talking with my illustration agent the other day and she asked what I thought was a really weird question. Her client apparently was curious to know if I were capable of illustrating more than one character in a scene. She asked if I had some other work that maybe she hadn’t seen yet.

I was a little flabbergasted by the question… of COURSE I can! What do you mean?

So I took a look back at the past 3 years of illustrating and was pretty disturbed by what I discovered.

Essentially every single illustration I’ve done featuring a “person” (human or otherwise) is only a single character in the scene. Observe:

Denial editorial illustration by Troy DeShano

But here’s the really unsettling thing.Every single illustration I’ve done featuring two-or-more people, someone is either off the page, is half-a-body or has his head cropped out of the shot.

I’m not sure what this means, but it must mean something. I know I’m neurotic, but discovering this has me worried I might be certifiably nuts.

Any help with the psychoanalysis?