Set of my latest sport illustrations, featuring some of the biggest athletes of the world such as: Simone Biles, LeBron James and Usain Bolt. The first illustration is inspired by the gold medallist Simon Biles, who shocked the world with her routine in the last Olympics Games in Rio 2016. These illustration are a game between the fast movements of the body and how it will look like if we stopped the time, a frozen melted shape in the air as you see in LeBron and Simone illustration, the 3º with Usain bolt is more different featuring the challenge to competing with others strong athletes to hit the time and be the fastest man in the world.
The idea was to make an original illustration that was able to communicate the strong, speed, power and the wonderful shapes in every sport. I choose this athletes because they are really close to the people… in some way they represent a lot of people with the same dream, just be the best.
Firstly I made the illustration with just pencil and paper. Secondly with a scanner I made a digital file to paint it in photoshop cc using an Ipad pro with pencil. The process is always the same, enhancing lights and shadows in black and white and then add some color to the drawing, for this part is really good to have a tablet like wacom or ipad.
I learn a lot about my personal process, enhancing the details and the digital process. I would say the project have been a success because it has allowed me to connect with new clients and do more stuff like this for sport brands.
You can check video process and more stuff in my instagram account @adolfocorreadesigner