Calendar for the Insurance Company

This is a commission work for the local insurance company. I was asked to use my already existing illustrations or to create new ones for the project. I chosed to create new ones so the illustrations were all in the same style.



Insurance company sent me their thoughts about what could be in every months’ illustration. They were mainly describing the dangerous situations but I didn’t want to draw them as I never draw such scenes in my personal projects. I only draw neutral or positive pictures. So I originated with their themes but didn’t show any dangerous situations. They look like scenes from everyday life.


Illustrations are created with Adobe Illustrator and Wacom Intuos’s small tablet with pen. All the illustrations are drawn mainly with the brush tool with the regular brush mode. Basically I started from January and moved on month by month. I tried to use one layer of dots in every picture so all the months would have something in common. I also used the same birds most of the pictures to make it more fun.




Insurance company was happy with the illustrations. Haven’t show’n these widely in social media, only in my portfolio page in Behance.
I learned that even if I am asked to draw things I usually would never draw, there is a possibility to find a smart way how to please the customer and at the same time to stick to my principles.

Okeiko

Okeiko is a young Estonian character designer and illustrator based in Tallinn.
Her path to character design has been very intuitive. Although she has been drawing as long as she remembers, she got more seriously into it while traveling and working in Australia on 2007. After travels she kept the habit of everyday sketching and developed a distinguished style which is still evolving. The main thing Okeiko wants to express with her creation is the joy of existence, inner peace and harmony. That’s why the characters are always happy and optimistic and the viewing experience feels like you would want to step into that world.
In her work Okeiko likes to experiment with all kinds of mediums available – screen printed t-shirts, stickers, soft reflectors, drypoint graphic prints, paintings and murals, animation, photo and drawing collages, resin sculptures. An important part among other art forms has been her VJ work at different electronic music events and also decorating the stages and party zones.