Viva La Vida

An illus­tra­tion based on Coldplay’s song “Viva La Vida”. Specif­i­cal­ly, the lyrics: “Now in the morn­ing I sleep alone, sweep the streets I used to own.” The song is about a defeat­ed per­son, essen­tial­ly, a king who has lost his throne, so I want­ed my illus­tra­tion to depict a des­o­late and depressed scene. The fig­ure is alone, this is empha­sized by loom­ing build­ings and shad­ows. The col­ors con­vey a sense of old, dark, and dirty.

The ani­ma­tion at the top of the page is a vari­a­tion of this illus­tra­tion, show­ing the fig­ure in mul­ti­ple instances, wan­der­ing aim­less­ly through space and time in a con­stant loop.

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I also took this illus­tra­tion and made a vari­a­tion for an Incep­tion Com­ic Book Cov­er, “The Big Under”. I altered the col­ors and the com­po­si­tion to reflect the Incep­tion style bet­ter, I added more fog and clouds to fur­ther enhance that dream-like qual­i­ty.

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This illus­tra­tion was cre­at­ed in my Com­put­er Appli­ca­tions I class, click here to view more work from this class.