Harper's Magazine sent me a fascinating article about concealed weapons to illustrate. (It's a great piece, dispelling with data any assumptions you might have had about the issue.)
Here's my study for the opener ( of 4 illustrations), a beauty shot of a .38 but lit in such a way that it is veiled. Concealed. I'll find out tomorrow what Harper's thinks.
I should add that the art director at Harper's is one of those very rare art directors who will trash a concept, give a suggestion, and the end result is a great improvement. So I'm open..
June 16 2010 SF