THE CONCEPT AND SKETCHING STAGES
In the sketching stages, no matter what I did, all the thumbnails had a common theme, a sweeping image of the CAF Snowbirds bolting across the image, with their bright red colours and billowing jet trails lagging behind. As seen the in concept sketch, the jets flew in formation like during a show, and as I remembered them.
I was in a nostalgic frame of mind in the sketching process, I wanted to highlight that they are a Canadian Icon and have been preforming amazing shows for many, many years. I felt the striking bolt across the poster and a touch of texture spoke a bit retro to a modern illustration and movement to depict the thrill of their performance.