Context and Methodology
The goal of this project was to create an illustration series depicting people of colour as soft and majestic as the deep and prismatic ocean. I was inspired by maximalist abstract art, which focuses on creating engaging environments and uses dimension to keep your eye moving across the painting.
The first step in my design process was to pinpoint a colour palette that had the desired tone for the piece. Then, on the canvas, I sketch and generate pose ideas to support the focal piece of the painting. Finally, I paint whatever I can imagine of that belongs in that environment.