Before the War

idea sketch

idea sketch

Illustration made for Unreal Bjornament 2020 round four named after the exact topic for this round. This illustration made me enter the finals.
I depicted a location highly similar to a real part of an old town of my city, Warsaw. In it I put a young couple in love as the only ones not seeing World War II coming yet and maybe the only ones who will survive this coming years as most people died here during the war. My goal was to keep the sentimental look of the old photographs from the time period.