Chiropractor, Dr. Richard Robinson, approached i2i art to have Ian Phillips illustrate a cover for his new book addressing a phenomenon that he'd observed and treated for years. Apparently the vast majority of us have a little wiggle when we walk that actually translates into back problems over time. In his helpful guide he offers suggestions to deal with the wiggle and thus the back. The question that begs asking is, how many of us are willing to let go of our little swagger? Ian ended up wearing both his designer and illustrator hats as he approached this assignment. The striking illustration that emerged from his concept and evocative type treatment work beautifully to communicate what the good doctor had in mind. Don't you just love the illustrative direction this project took Ian in? There's a bit more realism and retro and together it's fabulous!
Ian writes in his blog: "This was a fun project, I think I probably drew about fifty pairs of shoes before I got the right look for this! Note the continued stripe pattern in the fabric folds at the knee, the pockets, and repeated on the bottom of the shoe and on her t-shirt. Adds a little playfulness."
To see more of Ian Phillip's illustrations visit his portfolio.