I wanted to create a poster for Wonder
that would show the intriguing and misterious feeling of when we're about to create something.
So i decided to use the metaphor of this book, a glass house.
In this case, i started with a sketch. In here my aim was to show the main idea and the concept.
Since this sketch was quite messy and the view of the camera is quite strange, i had to structure the glass house a bit so that the perspective would make sense.
To see if this idea would work, i felt like i needed to see it a bit better. So a quick color test helped a lot with a lot of decisions. like leaving some space blank in the windows for the light to come inside a little bit, or not adding too many things on the floor to let the drawing breathe a bit.
Since we wanted the illustration to be a large panoramic poster, i opened a bit the camera and showed more of the sides too. Creating a little bit more of a wide angle.
Setting the image to black and white from time to time helps me see if my values are correct and every object is understood and separate from the rest.
When working on big illustrations that are full of objects, I find that i need to step back a lot and look at the overall instead of the details.
After all the elements are inserted on the painting, i love to enhance a bit the overall volume of things.
And finally what i find the most fun of all, lighting!
Gargoyles inspired by the MET museum in NYC. A pot inspired in Dani Diez's