The second illustration for the 2014 Label Expo Americas, we find our main character venturing out into the wilderness with his backpack. The team at Tarsus again had a very specific brief which articulated various landscapes they wanted to see in the distance. Combining this many landscapes was challenging, but so much fun.
I used my typical process to create this piece: rough sketches, polished sketches, blocking in values, and color explorations. For the color explorations, I presented a mid-morning color scheme as well as a sunset. The mid-morning color scheme worked better for their purposes so they chose to go forward with that option.