Flight of the Frenchie

A while back, photographer Liam Lonsdale kindly offered to let me use his photographs for my work and about a month later when he released this amazing photo of climber Melissa LeNeve with the title "Flight of the Frenchie", I thought recreating the image in the style of a TinTin book would be good fun and a nice opportunity to do some more climbing related art, but in a different style from my previous series of climbing posters. 

I brought the illustration into AfterEffects at the end to add a bit of subtle parallax style animation.

If you'd like a still version for your phone or desktop, you can download one here.

Special thanks to Stephen Minty, a fellow animator and climbing buddy, for helping to get the clouds just right!