The Alchemist

 

Cyberpunk 2077, Judge Dredd, Fallout… everyone knows the drugs of the future come in inhalers. ;)

I’m a bit of an aspiring psychonaut, so I thought it would be fun to illustrate an altered state of mind. I wanted to capture the sort of upward-energy-motion and fuzzy-head that might come with a sharp inhale. Also, this is what it feels like when my asthma is bothering me and I get the jitters from my nebulizer XD.

 
 

Here I go again with the textures and gradients… just as I decide I’m going to focus on a simple, flat illustration style, I take a hard left turn! I’m having fun exploring this though, and will probably wind up merging with the simpler style.

 

Timelapse video