Shattering the Ceiling
What do you do?
This illustration s for the blog "Shattering the Ceiling." The goal is to fill a hole in the feminist conversation on women in the workplace (closest kin are probably the Forbes blog shenegotiates, feministing, feministe and some of what happens on Jezebel). This is all about educating women in the workplace of their legal rights. We intend to build our profile/visibility on these topics as the editors will be the female partners in [redacted] firm and the contributors will be largely (if not exclusively) our lawyers.
How many pages of illustration do you need?
1 single illustration
What do you need illustrated?
A female's arm, punching through glass. The arm will have tattoos of important civil acts & laws that
Does your illustration need to be a particular size?
The end size will be 300 x 600 pixels, for use on the blog. The delivered size can be a larger ratio (600 x 1200) if that is easier on the artist.
What is your industry?
Describe the target audience for your illustration
The audience will likely be younger and perhaps closer to the entry point of the workforce, rather than the executives directing the workforce.
What 3 things would you like to communicate to your audience through your illustration?
- Women in the workplace have come a long way, and will keep striving upwards to shatter the perceived ceiling that exists in the workplace
- Women's rights should be celebrated
- Women in the workplace are strong and to be respected
Style and Concept
What lillustration styles do you like?
This illustration can be done in a cartoon style - like a Marvel Comic / Captain America.
What colors do you want to see in your illustration?
The entire illustration should be done in grayscale - except for the nails on the woman's clenched fist. These should be in a red-based color.
What colors do you NOT want to see in your illustration?
The entire illustration should be done in grayscale - except for the nails on the woman's clenched fist. These should be in a red-based color. Therefore, no other colors shall be used.
What adjectives should best describe your illustration?
Strong, powerful, feminine, elegant, cool, tough
Where will you use the illustration (print, website, etc.)?
Do you have additional info or links you'd like to share?
The attached file shows a rough sketch of the blog layout and of the illustration we are after. In the sketch, the most glaring weakness is the shattering glass. We could not do a great job of drawing this, but it should convey what we are after well enough.
The tattoos on the woman's arm are important and we do want to include those in the illustration. Here are links to those key acts:
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