I recently worked on a color illustration for the L.A. based Swimwear designer Palmela G. It’s for the landing page of her website. She custom designs swimwear for her clients by doing careful measurements and giving consultations in order to make a very personal look for her clients. Her textiles and designs are inspired heavily by exotic locations, animals and flora.
For this job, the direction was to reach a level of realism and rendering without losing a the magical fantasy that the client loves to infuse in her designs. She loves animals and so I took good care of them! And I loved the idea of the Snow Leopard in the Jungle! Like a city girl on vacation in the tropics.
Above is the final. Below are some sketches and color studies I made as I worked towards a visual solution.