Some projects are harder than others. Some are more time-consuming. This was both, but it also was a lot of fun.
Not everyday one gets an email describing in detail something called "Leaky Guts Syndrome" but that was exactly what Experience Life Magazine attached to an email assigning me for this project. There were a lot of small scale illustrated icons assigned, and what I've understood during this process was that small scale doesn't mean less time for generating ideas (normally I offer 3 for every illustration assigned). So though this was a stressful marathon with strict deadlines, great art direction by Lydia Anderson made this so much easier.
I am always very thankful for an opportunity to work on a subject that I've never worked before and in this particular case - allowing a conceptual illustrator like me to enter the field normally occupied by great illustrators specializing in realistic anatomical drawings.
Here are almost all of the illustrations, first bunch describing ways to fix one's guts by healthy eating and bigger changes in one's lifestyle, and the second bunch focuses on anatomic functions of different parts of the digestive tract.
For more, check my illustration portfolio at www.kata-illustration.com.
All images included into this post ©Kotryna Zukauskaite, 2014