CAN YOU PAINT INVISIBLE PEOPLE ? The Secret Sherry Society: the aviator. PART 2 of 3

For the second poster for the Secret Sherry Society, the Aviator was a lot of fun, just like the previous illustration concept: the country gentlemen: this one had elements that made it too much fun.

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Just like all my project: minimum information in my sketch: so I can have fun in the final illustration!

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Blocking colours to guide me a bit for the colour choices: honestly: I really never plan my colours: I love the challenge of choosing and tweaking the colours on the fly: makes the process more challenging.

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Let’s dress this lady: the boots!

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Then the blouse and scarf.

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Finishing the jodhpurs.

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I can’t take the credit for the “animal” the agency wanted: it was their choice: totally funky: I loved it!

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The concept behind all the illustrations was to have a seemingly normal portraiture with weird elements to keep the viewer interested: this is my preferred way of working: the image has to catch you once  and maintaining the curiosity level by these small details.

The first version had just a rusted metal background: so just before the delivery of the illustration: I opted for a hangar door (keeping with the theme: aviator) and added the shadows to shake the stillness of the pose.

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The agency insisted with glasses on top of the head of the invisible aviator: they wanted some “Ray Ban” like the movie “Top Guns”, I was not in agreement with that decision.

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After discussions: I suggested the older bomber style goggles. At the end: we all agreed that it was a better fit.

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