Yet any artist worth their salt will eventually tell you that it's the personal work that's the most fulfilling and indicative of an artists true stylistic leanings. The freelance pays the bills, the personal work fulfills the soul.
Oriol's personal work stands out in stark contrast to his other work, which is typically more light hearted and geared towards a younger audience. Moody, neon lit skies illuminate retro vehicles blazing through the streets with a visual flair that evokes the likes of Drive and 70's/early 80's era illustration aesthetics. While some of the pieces appear to be digitally illustrated, Oriol also mentioned that he likes painting with acrylics on wood boards, which give his pieces a textural quality that's quite difficult to replicate on a PC. Check out more of Vidal's slick retro paintings after the break!