The concept for this piece came unexpectedly while I was working on another ink drawing (which I will share in a separate post after this). I was listening to Avicii’s Wake Me Up and this sort of popped out of nowhere, like a Windows-Media-Player-visualization moment. Since I had time in between other projects and errands, sat in front of my laptop to play around with it.
My abstract / vector pieces often happen in phases. I’ve use a slew of random geometric shapes (here, here, here, and here) as well as tear drops and circles (here, here, here, and here). Recently, I’m attached to doing triangles and squares (here).
Step-by-step Illustration Process
I use Photoshop’s layer blending modes - Multiply, Overlay, Pin Light and Luminosity - extensively for most of my abstract works to get the effect and feel that I want. I used the same color palette I’ve abused for the longest time and a few other elements that are always present in my abstract pieces.