Courses de Strasbourg
First challenge for me this year, I signed up the poster for ‘Les Courses de Strasbourg 2023′ (Strasbourg Races). This type of project isn’t easy to illustrate, as it requires juggling many different parameters. What style to use? What angle? And what about the degree of detail? I chose a visual approach that I rarely use in my commissioned work, relying on my sketching experience to preserve the initial drafts’ energy and spontaneity unto the final rendering.
With a snapshot in my mind, I sketched a moment in the race, inviting a variety of participants from seasoned runners to family strollers. My focus when painting was to play with the movement throughout the image and find the right balance among the different characters and silhouettes. Since the event aims to be festive and inclusive, I was thrilled to play freely with colors harmonies and ‘run wild’ with the intensity of hues.