So I'm in a course called "Getting Published" this quarter where I, gasp!, try and get my work published in magazines. Our glorious professor has gets different articles requiring illustrations from various magazines, and everyone in the class (there are only 10 of us) submit a sketch to the art director. The art director decides which visual idea would best fit the article in question and then that student finishes the art and sends it along. Sometimes the AD likes a couple of sketches and wants finishes of of the various ones, either deciding which of the finished art works best, or publishing all of the finished works.
We've had plenty of different assigned articles in the class so far, and I was getting a bit antsy as I hadn't been picked for any of them yet. That was until last week. I had done a sketch for an article for What's Up, Annapolis? magazine called "The Changing Scene of Mapping Our Genes", and the AD liked it. So...I'm gettin' published! Above is the sketch of the proposed art and below is the finished artwork for comparison.