In this video I used my own photograph of ocean view landscape as a reference image for my vector illustration.
I enhanced the colors with various filters in Photoshop because I wanted to create an abstract look.Photograph was a great resource for my color palette. You don`t have to trace the photograph from top to bottom, I added my own elements like the airplane flights, sun and lighthouse.
Sometimes it`s hard to get inspired and photographs that you take on vacations, holidays or on any other occasion can be a great inspiration for your illustrations. Just make sure that you always use your own photographs so you wouldn`t have any copyright issues.