I made an illustration of lifestyle/ fashionblogger Leroy Aznam. www.commedesleroi.com
He had a nice picture of an air balloon on his site. I wanted to use this in the illustration because it's a beautiful object in the first place and it symbolises freedom. Because Leroy is a multitasker I drew a wajang doll (because he has indonesian roots) in the background with many arms. Because Leroy loves design I thought it would be nice to combine old art with graphic elements, like the dotlines and the bright colors.
Graphite on heavy weight paper. 42 cm x 29,7 cm / 16,5" x 11,7"
In the clean sketch I drew him twice but removed him later, because I thought it was stronger with one figure instead of two.