My second project for Portfolio, which is a self-assigned editorial piece. I found and read this article about why daydreaming is awesome in The Atlantic and thought it would be a lot of fun to illustrate.
The first of my three sketches is based off of childhood memories I had looking out of my car window on the way to school and imagining Digimon or Pokemon flying or jumping across the landscape alongside us. The second two sketches are meant to reflect the freeing nature of daydreaming as well as the idea of exploring the inside of one’s mind. After discussing with my professor, we chose to use only the top half of my third sketch, feeling the presence of the actual daydreamer wasn’t necessary to communicate the idea.
This piece was a lot of fun, but very challenging. I still don’t even know if I’m totally happy with it. It has gone through multiple color changes, compositional adjustments, re-drawing, subtracting, adding, etcetera; however, I know I learned a lot from the process, as tedious as it was, especially in regard to creating a successful composition. I thank my Professor, Julie Lieberman, for all of her helpful feedback!