When I have an illustration that encompasses a large scene with a focus being on capturing atmosphere, I put that into the category of 'Environments' these pieces can have varied uses from books and editorial pieces, to use in advertising.
Illustrated during the heatwave of 2022, I was surrounded by parks dry as deserts and bald men as red as buses. I played with a little bit of surrealism to create this illustration that wouldn't look out of place on the face of a travel postcard. I felt it was important to illustrate this drastic change in our climate so I created an accompanying piece based on the weather the following week after the heatwave.
Surf & Travel
I had very little idea of where this illustration was going, I pieced the image together as I went along using my instinct to plot the composition and palette. What came out in the finalisation was this funky, bold and surreal illustration with themes of travel and wanderlust. What I found particularly interesting whilst working on this piece was working to more of a spiral composition rather than keeping to a more rigid structure.
Think 'The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe' but instead 'The Penguin, The Skis and The Refridgerator'. This was a really enjoyable wintery image to work on that also has a touch of that Springtime energy to it. I wanted to work with a contrasting colour palette, pairing the icy blues with a bold red and yellow that adds to the movement of the image. I also decided to leave some remanence of my linework in the image as I felt it added to the textures and worked nicely giving the image more structure.