This image first came to mind when I heard about the project. I wanted to create an image that felt fluid and really got the idea of quenching thirst all into something that doesn't sound so marketing-y. I love using bright colors and working the composition of the oranges was really fun. My style is very influenced by the linework of Art Nouveau and I felt that genre of art's line quality's organic nature would really lend itself well to the theme of Art Water.
I'm fascinated by the idea of layers of reality, that something else might lie beneath what we see every day, and also how we represent ourselves. I used the Brushes app on my iPad and a stylus, finishing with Photoshop. It took me about 6-7 hours all together.
/MAKES IT AN HOUR BEFORE CONTEST CLOSES / omg ive been looking at the timer in and out ahahaa /faints
(made with Wacom intuos3, paint tool SAI, and photoshop CS5)
i took on a pretty different style from what i'm used to for this! i wanted it to look sort of childish/child-like because i thought it might be fitting for my message; my gift is for my parents, who have given me so much more than life in this world. Because I've watched them work hard all my life, and they also tend to worry a lot about anything and everything, i wish more than anything to give them peace of mind, and this i've represented by a fantasy vacation home, (quite literally) detached from earthly worries. My parents love nature, and they love..golf x'D So on our little vacation island filled with shrubbery, they can play endless rounds of golf and chill in the cool breeze, live a simple life, and have absolutely nothing to worry about.
i used to make many drawings like these when i was very, very young (A3 paper filled with fantasy homes) all of which my mum kept properly in her drawer i wanted to more or less recreate something like those childish works of art that i used to do, with this theme in mind...haphazard layers, small items strewn all around etc.
so yea! i drew off inspiration from the game Bastion for some elements. though as i was painting this...i realized how much it looked like the stuff i used to do in my ex-game company X__x don't know if thats a good thing or not...and now i have the sudden need to make something rpg related aahh...