A few months ago I photographed beautiful, highly graphic, concrete flooring surfaces in old industrial buildings in Lyon, France. These pictures have been the starting point for a recent skateboarding illustration series, providing a richly textured and colored background on which I have developed other visual assets such as skateboards, shoes and body parts.
In this first series I have chosen a semi-realistic style that depicts the textures, coloring and imperfections of those original surfaces with great fidelity. Adding shadows and granularity and working on proper proportions also contribute to the perceived realism.
Some of these visual assets are now available for order and print on my RedBubble store.