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.
With an expressive style like mine, vehicles can be a challenging subject to approach. Wanting to be precise to the design of a car whilst keeping an edge to the work is something tricky to balance, but this illustration is a great example of that middle ground. The illustration is fun, bold and true to my style whilst being an accurate representation of this classic car.
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.