I was asked to make illustrations for a family quest game in our town this summer. Leuven is a very old town with the oldest university in Belgium (it was built in 1425!). And here are a lot of beautiful attractions. The purpose of the game was to visit 8 places, learn something new and interesting and answer a question. And then guess the keyword and get a prize.
The author of the game is a guide. So she knows a lot of stuff 🙂
My tasks were:
✿ create a character – something cute for kids and adults;
✿ create illustrations of attractions with our character;
✿ create a layout for postcards with illustrations, text, and questions;
✿ create a map of the town with marked attractions;
✿ create a layout of the diploma of real town-expert.
Most of the time I create my illustrations with watercolors, color pencils, ink. But for this project, I decided to use Photoshop so the process would be faster.
I got the list with attractions from the client and went for a walk – it’s very handy to work for a project about your own town.
We could meet with my client and decide together how to show attractions better and combine them with our little Owl.
Cards with illustrations.
Here is the map.
And everything together.
It was a great experience and I’ll be glad to make stuff like this, maybe art for games!