These illustrations were drawn for a shopping app. I was asked by the client to draw up a picturesque street scene, from which shop names and discounts can be displayed on the shop signs and windows. 


This image shows the finished shopping street used for the app. The plants, sky and birds scroll at different speeds which animates the scene. I'm really happy with all of the finishing touches - the flowers, shop awnings and street furniture add colour and something extra to the illustration. The shop brands and signage I added in just to test how the branding might work with the scene.    



Below are some of the birds, vehicles and people I used to bring the street to life. I drew USA and UK versions of taxis and post boxes so the app works both nationally and overseas.


The client sent me some images of shop fronts and portobello road-esque elevations to explain the type of scene he was looking to create. I then drew up my own simple pencil elevations before the drawings were developed further. I usually colour work like this using photoshop, but after a conversation with the graphic team who would be designing the app I was told the the illustrations needed to be in vector format. I decided to finally invest in a Wacom tablet, which enabled me to trace over my hand drawings. All of these drawings were created using adobe illustrator, which was a refreshing change from using photoshop. 

This image shows how the shopping street developed over time. My initial choice of bright colours were eventually toned down into more subtle pastel / Farrow & Ball colours.