Sunday, April 14, 2013


This is my second selection for Illustration Fridays word Wheel. I choose this one because right away I could visualize many different ideas. First image that came to mind was a bike wheel...I made me think of all the times I had washed my mountain bike after riding the trails in Vancouver's Stanley Park. I always had a great time going through the trails and the views I would see along my journey.

Bike Wheel

The next thing that I visualized was the colours in the colour wheel...which lead to a random thought of Wheel of Fortune...

color-wheel-1 wheel of fortune

Then I decided on the one that kept popping in my mind. The Ferris wheel. It is so large that it can be seen from far away. I haven't been on one in a few years and always loved the view of the sunset when riding one. So here I created this digital illustration.

Wheel 3

Wheel 1

The worlds current largest Ferris wheel around is Singapore Flyer, Marina Center Singapore Stands: 541 feet Cost: S$240M Built: 2008


The first steps I started with the background colours, I wanted them to feel bright and cheerful and make you think of the brights lights at the fair. Next I added the shadow For the silhouette of the Ferris wheel and trees. Added some texture with some watercolour layering over top in subtle colours. Some other elements to create the over all appeal and some dimension.


Finally the finished piece!!


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