American Airlines Ad

I'm kind of familiar with the basics of Illustrator already, but I am unfamiliar with using textures and gradients to add detail to my otherwise flat and minimalistic drawings. I love flat designs for icons and such but for full scale illustrations I just find it a little too plain.

I chose to reproduce the American Airlines to Britain ad because the shapes are very basic but it gives the drawing life by simply mixing hard edges with soft. I also really love the way they added the bricks.

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I finished the basic shapes for the illustration. I could have added the bricks and certain blocks that only have gradient only at the edge, but I decided to save those for later so I can figure out how to get that look in one sitting. There's also going to be more room at the top and bottom because the image itself is not tabloid size.

 

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