EAT PRAY LOVE
Rui Ricardo explains his unique isometric cover for this classic read
Bloomsbury liked a previous illustration I did for the St Moritz 2017 winter games, which used an isometric view. I like this type of perspective a lot; it gives the illustration a graphic and slightly geometric look. I wanted this to feel a bit like a model-train town where the train goes full circle, as a metaphor for life. I usually start with one or more preliminary pencil sketches. Once my client is happy with the composition I use it as reference for the digital illustration, starting with block colours, then doing smaller and smaller details. Only a few tweaks were made – I guess we were on the same page for this project.