As some of you might know, my background is actually within the sustainability area, so it was no wonder I got excited when I found a really nice blog on nutrition and offered my services to create an illustration for them. I know nutrition and sustainability don't seem to have much in common, but agriculture and our own eating habits have great impact on the environment.
The article that i'm illustrating talks about nutrition for healthy babies during the pregnancy period (I won't tell you all about it - you will get a post on that article when its up!). What I like the most about it, is the examples it gives you. Eat healthy fats - what are those and which are not healthy? Eat organic - ok, don't have much money to spend, then at least buy the following fruits and vegetables that use the highest amount of pesticides etc.
For each recommendation I'm making a small illustration. I wanted to share with you some of the steps I made to come up with the final drawing of one recommendation.
The blog preferred the lower drawings, but I enjoyed experimenting with the water-colour ones. They have a playful style I would like to try out more. Of course, they might also appeal more to a younger audience. The ink drawings are definitively the style I feel most comfortable with.
For now I will continue with this veggies & fruits adventure and leave you with a black and white Dirty Dozen that is until now my favourite!