For the last couple of months I've been working on a cover illustration for the D&AD Student Awards.
The brief was set by Little White Lies magazine, which gave the option to illustrate the main character from 1 of 5 films. I decided to work with Super 8 for this one and wanted to make a portrait based on the characters personality or some kind of attribute that defines him. Through research into the film I decided to design a piece based on the characters passion of model making and worked on various ideas to turn him into a model kit of himself.
Through various stages of the design process I experimented with producing the work in ink, but after careful consideration I decided to attempt it in illustrator and go for a cleaner vector look. I am really happy with the end result and this has given me the confidence boost I needed. Throughout this brief I have developed new methods of working to incorporate my cross hatching style that I will build upon in the final months of my degree.
Below are some of the concept ideas that formed the basis of my final cover.