1) Word List + Rough Sketches
I'm definitely a fan of verbal brainstorming before diving into a project. I find that you can discover lots of great ideas for illustrations in this process. I'm a self-proclaimed foodie, so I was really excited about the theme! I decided to proceed with an illustration that's become a (somewhat unhealthy) craving of mine: pizza! But...not just any pizza. These are what I've termed "fancy pizzas". They combine some of my all time favorite foods resulting in pies that you can't order at your local Pizza Hut. I wanted to play with the idea of an old school pizzeria meets a fancy Italian restaurant vibe all while keeping it playful. I'm a huge fan of puns, so I couldn't resist using "A Pizza the Pie" for a title! :)
2. Process Snapshot
While developing the illustration, I was met with the challenge of wanting to try out Mikey's clean geometric style while also wanting to maintain my usual style of "off-kilter", handmade shapes. I landed somewhere in the middle. The shapes of the pizzas aren't perfect circles while other elements were created with the shape tool with softened corners. I also later decided to tryout sketches for other type (turned lettering) treatment.
3. Final Illustration
As I finished up with text & texture, I ultimately landed on lettering & something that has a bit of a printed poster feel. I have an inkling that I'll revisit & finesse the lettering some more later, but I'm pretty excited about how things turned out. I had a great time developing this image & picked up some great tips on how to make shapes in a quick, clean & effective way. Thanks, Mikey! Here is a quick summary of some of my challenges & triumphs while doing the project:
Thanks to Mikey for this awesome class & anyone that's taken the time to review my project! You're awesome!