Charity illustration

Illustration for ScotsCare's Annual Review publication by Roger Mason.

Illustration for ScotsCare’s Annual Review publication.

Wraparound charity illustration for London-based ScotsCare. An evolving brief to illustrate the cover of their Annual Review publication led to a representation of a group of Scots using the London Underground.

There are various symbols in the image which suggest Scottish identity, such as a scots terrier, a book by Irvine Welsh and a character looking like Robert Burns. Old Street is the tube stop closest to their headquarters on City Road.

I drew the illustration on Bristol board, first in pencil and then in ink, using fineliner and brush pens. Before this stage, the client had a look at thumbnail sketches, suggesting various ways to go, and selected this one. Another idea which I liked had the Scots on the new Routemaster bus. Coloured in Photoshop.

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