Re-visiting a recent illustration style I tried, with this Autumn inspired illustration. What I have learned recently is that sometimes it’s good to stick to a specific colour scheme as the effects can be much cleaner and nicer than overloading your work with colour! I stuck to warm earthy colours for this illustration, to reflect the Autumn season.
I decided to step back from my city series briefly to try out the new illustration style on a different subject matter. This is because I find if I work on one project too long I become bored of it quickly and don’t produce my best work, therefore I will still be carrying on with the city series, just in a few days!
This illustration is entitled ‘The Secret Garden’ and the main aim for this was to see how I could balance block colours and detail, whilst also using simple shapes to create a landscape. I also experimented with animals in this one as seen with the dragonfly and hummingbird in the foreground. I am really pleased with how this turned out, and am already brainstorming my next design!
The 5th city in my new illustration series is Bath. This gorgeous historic town is somewhere I frequently visit, and is only a short drive from my home in Clifton. I love visiting Bath, its mix of old Bath stone buildings and lovely scenery such as Victoria Park make it such a relaxing place to spend the day shopping or sight seeing. The illustration features the Roman Baths in the foreground, followed by the cathedral, spa and finally the royal crescent in the background. It you haven’t visited Bath yet I would highly recommend it for a day out!
Now to think of where my next place should be!
The next city within my illustration series is Plymouth, a place I spent two years of my life studying at university in. It’s a great place with a perfect balance of city life and gorgeous harbourside. Definitely a place I want to visit again! The illustration features Plymouths infamous lighthouse, along with the lido, shopping centre and interesting architecture of the university building!
This next town in my city series is Dawlish, a gorgeous Devon seaside town that is one of my favourite places! Within the illustration I’ve included the black swan, which Dawlish is known for and the distinctive red cliffs that run along the sea front. Now to get my thinking cap on to choose my next place!
After experimenting with my illustrative style and creating my Bristol abstract landscape piece, I found I really enjoyed the process and loved the outcome. Therefore, I decided to start a series of all the places I have been and love, so the next city I chose was Oxford. I love Oxford, it’s such a beautiful place and is a big contrast to Bristol so was a challenge for me to depict the old tudor style buildings in comparison to the modern shops of Bristol. I am thinking of choosing a seaside town next, such as Dawlish as it’s another favourite place of mine and again will be a different kind of landscape all together.
What do you think of this new style does it work?!