I wanted to create a retro piece depicting romance, with a very warm and abstract feel. The illustration shows a couple in the moonlight staring deeply into each other’s eyes, with warm affection.
I started this project as I usually start the rest of my illustration with sketch to establish form and shape of the characters. I enjoy starting an illustration with traditional hand drawn sketch and see where that takes me.
After creating the sketch it’s time to transfer to the computer and work digitally, adding colour texture and effects. I choose to use bright colours for the characters that will complement the background.
The end result was a retro poster and greeting card illustration which is on sale in my online store. This project was great fun and I was very pleased with the results.
Why do you deserve to win?
I am very inspired and love to create retro artwork, so this project was great fun to work on. I was very pleased with the results, which I received great feedback from people who own copies of the artwork. This was one of my earlier illustrations in this style which has helped me to develop my skills and become a better illustration. I also believe this is a unique and vibrant piece, which is why I believe I deserve to win the talent awards in the illustration category. Hope you have as much fun viewing this piece as I did creating it.