After completing a lot of artwork over the past few months, it was time to head back to the drawing board. The Flat Factory style was something I wanted to come back to and explore more. I had used it for one specific reason, but I thought it had the potential to be used in other illustrations. The first thought was to do a portrait:
The portrait is of M.I.A. Completing this in Illustrator will be important since I want the color to define the features in her face.
Next, some typography. I was inspired by brain coral at the Great Barrier Reef so the style of the pipes in “Work” are taken from that.
From there, I wanted to do another sketch of all three themes. I challenged myself with the above illustration because I wanted to make a Rube Goldberg machine that could “work”. If you follow it from beginning to end, each part connects to the one before it. When I complete this in Illustrator, I will need to add some numbers so it can be followed.
Then, it was back to a portrait. This time, I did Aaron Paul as Jesse Pinkman in Breaking Bad. He is filled with equipment that could be found in the meth super lab. I decided to make the elements in this illustration more jumbled than the previous illustration. Plus, I stuck to certain imagery.
Finally, I did one more typography example. I decided to vary the size of the pipes and make them overlap each other.
Not sure when I will get to the final illustrations, but I wanted to keep the ball rolling with my drawing instead of stopping and starting. It made the whole process run smoother.