AD Irene Gallo couldn't have picked a more appropriate story for me. I sometimes have a hard time describing with words what a story makes me feel —which I guess is why I became an illustrator— so I'm just going to say what really struck me here was the heavy, raw and burnt out atmosphere. Images of harsh light, scorching heat and swirling dust came to me as I was reading it and that's what I wanted to transcribe in this piece. Spoiler alert: there are no giant angel-like beings in this story :V Lately, I've been trying to give my illustrations a photographic feel, not in a photo- or hyper-realist kind of way, but I want my images to feel like someone could've captured this particular moment in time with a small rangefinder and a roll of black and white film. I like art that bridges the gap between different media in a non-obvious way.