The neighborhood council of the neighborhood I live in asked me to illustrate an image for the Art route, organized in the fall of 2014. This illustration was used as cover of a folder, for a booklet and as poster.
The neighborhood is home to a lot of oak trees. Hence the choice to use them as an element. In the tree, you can see the (Dutch) title of the art route ‘om kunst’. On the ‘t’ of the hand-drawn letters, there is a magpie. In its beak, its holding a glass bead, made by one of the participating artists. In and around the tree, there are several works of various artists. The tree serves as sort of a meeting point for artists, the way the art route stimulates encounters between the artists and the visitors.
I designed the illustration in water colour and then refined it in Photoshop.