Flamingos of Miami

This is a personal project, I decided to create 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.

SERGEY SEREBRENNIKOV

Sergei Serebrennikov, Miami.
Creative graphic designer and artist, known for its unique work in the style of retro and art Deco. Having extensive experience in advertising, Sergei was digital creates illustrations, posters, etc advertising materials for various companies.
In 2014 Sergei moved to the USA, leaving Russia post of art Director on the TV-channel “Moskva24”, and began work on creative projects.
In 2016, Sergey won the contest of posters for the famous festival “Miami Beach Art Deco Festival”, which takes place on ocean Drive in Miami beach for more than 40 years, and became the official artist of 2016.
Later, he created a series of posters for the wall design Art Deco Welcome Center in Miami beach and a series of works dedicated to famous buildings in Miami beach such as The Bass Museum, Faena Hotel Miami Beach, South Pointe Park and so on. These works were exhibited at his personal exhibition at the Art Deco Museum, 2016 (Miami Beach).
Sergei regularly participates in various festivals, repeatedly included in the short lists of international festivals and exhibitions: shortlist 2015 International Fine Arts Competition by Art Fusion Galleries; Runner-up of open contest «DIGITAL DECADE 2016» (London).