Footprints Project Community Hub
It was so much fun working on this commission for a new community hub! Footprints Project is a not-for-profit organisation bringing a sense of community, hope and increased self-worth to socially excluded people, reducing reoffending and building stronger communities.
Their community hub has space for workshops, a cafe, garden activities, IT training and lots more - it was a brilliant challenge to come up with two illustrations that showed all these activities.
After a briefing meeting with the client, my illustration process starts with research and sketching roughs, which I share by email. We agree on options and any changes or preferences the client would like. For this piece, I worked from photographs of the space and used illustration to visualise different uses, before moving on to linework.
I draw the linework by hand using my favourite Unipin fineliner. I scan this in and clean up in Photoshop, sometimes adjusting the layout too. I love to keep the detail and irregularities of the hand-drawn line, so I don’t polish it too much. I bring this into Illustrator where I add colour and experiment with the palette. The illustrations feature characters in a simplified style, with a warm colour palette that reflects the client’s brand.
The final outcome for the client was an eflyer including details of the Hub and a call out for group collaborations, which I designed in addition to the illustrations.
Project completed October 2021
These illustrations are licensed to Footprints Project Ltd for editorial use in Community Hub campaign on printed materials and digital marketing only.
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