Digital daydreaming illustrated by California's Eric Petersen

Via Creative Boom submission. All images courtesy of the artist

California-based illustrator Eric Petersen’s works are delectable visual feasts using the most striking colour palette, influenced by instructional graphics, video games and the look of vintage comics of the 1940s.

Fascinated by the combination of a purely functional illustration style with an emotional scene, his digital artworks are timeless, cleverly taking aspects of the past, present and future to create a vintage style mixed with sleek and contemporary graphics.

When you consider that Petersen spent a decade as a computer programmer in New York City, returning to his first love of illustration in 2012, you can start to see where a lot of this computerised, digital inspiration stems from.

Represented by Creative Boom's friends Anna Goodson Illustration Agency, he cites his career move to full-time freelancer as a natural one, and a very family affair, as his father is also an illustrator. Discover more of his work on his portfolio.