Some time ago I started to see projects around where the people’s done geometric illustrations based on triangles, and I loved the technique. For a while, it was so popular and I was wondering how the people was doing that, because, at a first sight, that was a lot of work, but then I realised that it wasn’t like I thought, I found an online tutorial which explained how to do that kind of illustrations easily with a few steps in Photoshop, then all that illustrations I saw lost the value they had for me.
So I decided to do some of that illustrations, but I wanted to make them as I thought they were done at the beginning, drawing one line at a time, and getting all them together creating triangles through vectors, that has much more value to me, because it implicates a lot of hours, patience and dedication. It was quite similar to one of my first projects, the Origami figures illustrations, with the difference that these ones are not based on origami figures, they’re based in pictures and they needed a lot more lines to get the desired result. In these illustrations, the lines were based on the lights and shadows to get volume on the figures, so, once I had all the lines drawn, I had to pain triangle by triangle, choosing the colour range and which colour was more suitable for each area.
When the illustrations were finished, I put them above pictures, and they fitted perfectly in them, simulating the animals in there, with the perfect colours lights and shadows.