Another fun illustration assignment from the folks at Graphic Beans! This time I was lucky enough to work on a project for Jo Ellen Soesbee of Reliable Repairs. Her contracting firm specializes in subcontracting, repair and maintenance for residential and commercial customers.
Jo Ellen makes a point of hiring women contractors and also of empowering women to take charge of their own repairs. By working in the community and offering free repair lessons to women, she propagates the notion of self reliance. And, yes, she wears pink work boots!
Jo Ellen is also a Tomboy Tools consultant. These pink tools are ergonomically designed for women. If you choose to host a Tool Party in your home, Jo Ellen can help you with home improvement and maintenance ideas and suggest the right tools for your guest’s DIY projects.
Here are some preliminary boot sketches. I was running low on paper so I reused a piece that I had previously used to work out labels on a map. When I finished I realized that my sketch reminded me of a dance lesson in work boots.