My Happy Place – is listening to music by an open window on a warm summer evening.
This is a portfolio piece I instigated as I wanted to challenge myself in terms of composition, colours and amount of detail, and to try and create a more fully realised, illustrated scene with it’s own atmosphere and feeling, rather than just a portrait or spot design, which is what I had been mainly doing up until this point.
I aimed to create a feeling of relaxation, warmth and contentment, which is what I usually feel like when I’m listening to music. The colours, facial expression and pose all contribute to this end and I think I was successful in my aim.
Why do you deserve to win?
This is the most ambitious illustration I’ve created so far and I was very pleased with the way it turned out. I gave myself a challenge with this brief and I think I successfully captured the atmosphere I was after, as well as producing a design with a coherent and pleasing colour palette and composition.
I deserve to win because I improved both my skill set and my confidence with this design. I proved to myself that I can take on this kind of challenge and make it work. I think this will serve me very well in the future.