41 French Club - "Peaceful Pirates"

This is the second illustration I did for a other 41 French Club (see the other one here).

This time, I pushed more on the realistic side and tried to integrate the logos a bit more.I used some photo textures here and there and the big thing for me was the use of 3D. I had to learn quite a bit in a short amount of time, but I gained a great lighting and matching colors and values. With all of that, it was an awesome place to start my painting.

Final image without the logos

Final image without the logos

This first sketch was rejected because it was judged a bit too aggressive for the spirit of the club.

This first sketch was rejected because it was judged a bit too aggressive for the spirit of the club.

This second sketch was more like it and passed through several minor revision before getting approved.

This second sketch was more like it and passed through several minor revision before getting approved.

Final illustration with all the mandatory logos.

Final illustration with all the mandatory logos.