Illustration used for the 2014 Fort Lauderdale International Show

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Artist, Illustrator: John Potter - Escape Key Graphics
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Here is an animated GIF that shows some of the creation process...

animated yacht illustration

Here are some examples of the illustration in use...

The illustration ran in ads in Yachts International Magazine, Showboats International Magazine, Yachting Magazine and more

The illustration as used on the VIP Pass cards

The illustration as used on the MyBoatShow App

The illustration for sale as a print

The illustration as used on banners around Fort Lauderdale

The illustration as used on tickets

The illustration as used on tickets

The illustration as used on the program cover


Boat Show Illustration
Uncle Sam's Book Cover
Boat Show Illustration
Cover Art
Illustration used for the Yacht and Brokerage Show in Miami Beach
Album CD cover for Harmonic Motion


There's a popular saying that you shouldn't judge a book by it's cover, but people do. If you've invested your time, money and effort into a piece of literature or a publication of any sort you need to get the best, most eye catching cover you can. I've been told by authors that my cover illustration sold more copies of their book than their literary content. On the one hand that's a little sad, but on the other that author reached readers he wouldn't have otherwise. Another thing of note is the comparison of photography to illustration. I love photography and sometimes that's the right choice for a cover, but an illustration can more clearly describe an ambiguous concept or depict a fictitious location as well as other things you just can't go out and take a picture of. In an illustration I can also control color brightness manually down to digital precision as well as a lot of other specific details you just can't in a photograph.

I've illustrated a lot of book, magazine and other publication covers over the years. I'm not sure when I made my first, but I think the oldest one I'm showing on my site right now is the cover of Phillip Singer : An Accounting from 2011. It was an oil painting done by hand and photographed, then I did the graphic design in Illustrator and Photoshop. All of my recent cover work is done solely on the computer and most of it is vector based.


Boat Show Illustration
Electric Snake Illustration
Art Nouveau Portrait
Boat Show Illustration
Illustration used for the Yacht and Brokerage Show in Miami Beach
Art Festival Poster
Marina Illustration
A1A Marathon Poster
Yachting Illustration
Dragon illustration
Boat Show Illustratio
Album CD cover for Harmonic Motion
Album CD back cover for Harmonic Motion
Boating Illustration
Miami Beach Illustration
A Bone In Her Teeth Book Cover
Uncle Sams Book Cover
Boat Show Illustration
Flamingo Gardens Brochure Cover
Cartoon Orange
Catamarans Illustration
Childrens Party Illustration
Cigar Aficionado Illustration
Art Basel 2013


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