Brand & Roses agency contacted me to make a cover for IDEAS - IE Alumni Magazine of IE University. The main theme of the issue was 'Success'πŸš€. From the very first time I imagined it as one of those cheesy inspirational posters but taken to my own style.
The first sketch was a kind of construction where you have to go climbing to get to the door of success but it was rejected by the client. I tried it again… The second one was a wall full of trophies, photographs of a lifetime and personal achievements but like the first artwork was rejected for being 'a too enlightened style' and 'not having a 3D look' πŸ˜’. At the end, in the absence of understanding, I preferred to decline the assignment and dedicate myself to more productive tasks.

This is the first version that I sent and despite having been rejected, I like it too much so as not to share the result and enjoy what would have been.