Following on from a previous blog post about a conceptual illustration that I published a few weeks ago, I’ve been wanting to add some more editorial illustrations to my portfolio. I thought it was a great idea to go back in time, and edit some previous illustrations.
This was a bit of an embarrassing moment for me, as for any artist or illustrator that looks back at their previous conceptual illustration collection, my style has most certainly changed!
With anything in life, the more you practice and work on a particular skill, the better it gets. It’s just crazy to see how far I’ve come, which is a good thing I suppose! But when I look back at my previous work, wow haha!
Taking the conceptual illustration that I produced a few years ago, about how people prefer to play games which are of a challenge, I produced this conceptual illustration that you can see below. The article talked about how people become bored by games which are too easy to complete, and would rather play difficult games.
With this illustration, I looked at the classic sumo wrestlers for inspiration, with one sumo competing a much large opposition. I believe this conceptual illustration reflects that of the article, and I’m really happy with the final illustration, which is now added to my portfolio.
How This Conceptual Illustration Progressed
As you can see below, I thought it would be a good idea to show you the before illustration (that I completed a few years ago), and the conceptual illustration that I’ve recently produced. If you can’t tell (I really hope you can), the top image is the new illustration.
The painting was painted with gouache, watercolour and edited in Adobe Photoshop. You can see how much I now edit my illustrations nowadays, and reveals a fluid, crisp and clean approach, that I didn’t achieve a few years ago.
I’m really happy with how my illustration style has progressed over the years, and I hope you agree! Let me know what you think of the conceptual illustration below! I’ll love to hear from you and if you want to leave me feedback!
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