Illustration of a Dream Landscape
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This illustration is of a dream I had last week: some sort of mountain village island with a beach-like causeway leading up to it with people walking along it.

As a fantasy landscape based on a dream I thought it would be an interesting and unique thing to illustrate. I’ve depicted dreams I’ve had in the past before in the form of roughly sketched storyboards (something therapeutic about it), but completing this image felt very accomplishing for some reason. I’d like to do more dream-based illustrations in the future, especially if they contain fantastical landscapes like this. I remember a dream a couple years ago where I was in a landscape made entirely of blue crystal with a pink sunrise, so that’s tempting.

Included with this image is the original half-hour sketch I did in my brown paper sketchbook of the dream, which I immediately got up and drew after waking up.

Will Cartwright
United Kingdom

A freelance illustrator with a love for comic-esque character-based illustrations. Skilled especially in digital illustration. I graduated from university with a 1st in BA (Hons… Show more.

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NOISE Festival 2014 Illustration category (6 entries all awarded an "Excellent" rating and showcased in the exhibition)
"Huge shoutout to Will at WRC Illustrations and his amazing work on our 2016 Christmas card. He asked what we were looking for and had a rough sketch before the evening was over! Will's illustrations at each step of the progress blew us away. The process took under 2 weeks from first contact to final product and we couldn't be happier! Thank you! The Hobbs Family"
— Nick Hobbs (13 Dec 2016),