IF (Illustration Friday) 5/16/14, the topic was Retro. So as stated in the previous post, I had a plethora of ideas for this topic for some reason. This idea came literally at the 11th hour, and I was able to finish it quickly (as it wasn't overly complicated), and I love it's simplistic nature. I took a lot of inspiration for this piece from another artist by the name of David Perillo. David's style is very retro, and the more I thought about my topic the more I wanted to do something along the lines, and in a similar style as to what David has done particularily with his public service anouncement posters he did for a gallery show citing modern pop-culture. I wanted to do a reading poster, and my first idea was a kid reading a Steven King novel, with a catch/tagline of "let your imagination run wild", but I couldn't picture how it was going to look. Instead I decided on a Harry Potter themed poster with Hermione and Ron. Seeing as Hermione was the "studious" one, and Ron the comic relief I figured I would put them in a setting and add a bit of humor by having Ron's hair fried by a misfired spell from his broken wand. The entire piece is digital, done in both Painter, and Photoshop.