If I feel the need, based on the feedback I hear, I will try to do some research on this type of illustration and do a history/breakdown post. Heck, if none of you give me any feedback, I'll still get to the bottom of this! So, possibly expect a post in the near future.
Anyways, what I really wanted to show is some of the best "live action illustrations" I have found and my attempt to mimic the style. While analyzing what these illustrators did and what I created, many aspects stand out to me that I can improve upon, but I think overall I achieved the look. Plus, I didn't use some hot girl as the centerpiece. I'm sure that helps. Here is my illustration.
It was a lot of fun creating this, regardless of the turnout. It wasn't too time consuming and the result seems very appealing. Also expect to see more of these illustrations by me in the future. If this sparks you to create one of you own, please make sure to send it to me via email or leave a link in the comment section of this post!
Here are some of the better illustrations I found on the wonderful wide web. Enjoy!