This is a personal project, I decided to create an illustration about Miami. I chose flamingos and the Art Deco style because these things are the main when you think of Miami. Flamingoes are the one of the Miami Beach main symbols. They can be seen all over this beautiful city and also unique Art Deco architecture of South Beach, whether hotels or homes. This all have the special lines and colors of Miami.
I came up with the idea for this picture when I saw another little yard sculpture of pink flamingo in front of my friends’ house. I thought that it would be great if flamingos will appear in geometric forms and wanted to use an Art Deco style. For this work I used the classic colors which mainly seen in the Art Deco architecture around the city.
I started the project with a pencil sketch to have a general idea and then transferred it into Adobe Illustrator. I used Adobe Illustrator to create the shapes, and add the color. First I created the grid, and then built the shape. Once I was satisfied with the overall design, I started to add colors and shades. The last step was adding texture on it. The second version was made using gold and black colors which are also very Gatsby style.
People responded nicely. They all seemed to appreciate the use of Flamingos incorporated with Art Deco Style. Most of them would be glad to have it as a design on their t-shirts, phone cases and purses. They found this design very inspiring and would be glad buying merchandise with this print. Either pastel or black/gold
I always enjoy the creating process and surely will publish another project soon! You can see my other works on Behance page or any social media.
All prints also available for sale.