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Barra Bike Hire - The Process

18 May 2017

 

I loved working with the good folks at Barra Bike Hire to create a footer illustration for their website. In this blog, I'm going to briefly outline the process I like to follow with clients and show you some detail shots of the illustration.

 

Once the comission has been accepted, I'll begin by drafting several rough sketches for the clients approval. Here's the rough that they selected.

 

Rough Process Sketch for Cycling Banner Illustration

 

Once the rough artwork has been approved, I work up the next stage of the artwork in Adobe Illustrator. As the illustration was part of a re-brand, the clients didn't yet have a colour palette. Their only specification was 'bright'. I presented some, very bright, colour options to them for approval.

 

Alternative colour illustration for Barra Bike Hire

 

Alternative Colour Illustration for Barra Bike Hire

 

Alternative Colour Illustration for Barra Bike Hire

 

After a bit of back and forth, we arrived at the chosen palette and the final image.

Barra Bike Hire Final Illustration

 

Barra Bike Hire were great to work with, and I'm looking forward to hiring a bike from them one day.

 

Make sure you check out the website design and logo I've did for Barra Bike Hire in my portfolio.

 

Featured on Breakthrough Cornwall's Blog

20 Apr 2017

The good folks at Breakthrough Cornwall were kind enough to feature me on their latest blog today. I talk about what I do and my journey getting to where I am today as a freelance illustrator and designer.

 

Read the full article on Breakthrough's website here.

 

Elly Jahnz, Freelance Illustrator in her studio

 

For the past few months, I've been getting some fantastic support from Breakthrough Cornwall in setting up and running my business. If you are a small business owner, or run a start up in Cornwall, do get in touch and see how they can help you.

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