Rich People and Money

Süddeutsche Zeitung

A realistic illustration for an article about rich people’s handling of money. Created for the German newspaper Süddeutsche Zeitung.

This illustration war created within two days and is based on an idea by the editorial department. They also provided me the photo of the cloud landscape. I designed the money rain and the golden plane, and did the compositing of the illustrative and photographic elements.

The 3D models

Because of the given idea and background, I could concentrate on the 3D models of the money and plane. The money rain is made of simple surfaces and flat cylinders, each textured with photos of real money. The money was then scattered along a path. The plane was the most elaborate part of the illustration and is based on a Cessna light aircraft.