Psychologie Magazine asked me to make them a forest with someone walking in it. So here it is! Had so much fun creating the perfect guy to match the wooden trees and bushes.
The illustration was made to go with an article about Shinrin-yoku, a Japanese term which translates to "forest bathing." Anyone who has been outside can tell you that it makes you feel good. Research now shows there are many health benefits beyond relaxing and a good mood. Like a boosted immune system, reduced blood pressure, increased ability to focus, accelerated recovery from surgery or illness, more energy and improved sleep.
The image was never used, but it did inspire me to go outside more and really take nature in!