Saint Petersburg
This is the illustration for the June issue of L'Officiel Russia, which was dedicated to my hometown and one of the most famous cities of Russia — Saint Petersburg. The article I illustrated was about editor's personal impression of the city. He put two main ideas into it: Saint Petersburg is a city with a lot of parties and drinks, and at the same time it is also a kind of a spa for your mind.
I made two sketches based on those ideas. I decided to use the images of popular places of the city in my illustrations. The first sketch had the dance of curved houses from a popular street, famous for its various food spots. And since I really liked the impression "spa for your mind", I decided to develop this idea on the second sketch. I combined the images of wine glasses with Neva river, and put swimming people in them.

Art director chose the second one, so I focused on finishing it.
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