above: Helen's illustration
above and below: after the kids have had some fun
Helen Lang works on a community engagement programme for the City of London.
Helen was commissioned by the education and marketing department of Tower Bridge to illustrate a loose and imaginative version of the London skyline as seen from the high-level walkways at Tower Bridge. The artwork was used to engage children and parents as part of the community fair and allow them to creatively respond to the artistic rendering of the skyline. Helen says "This illustration features historic figures and details particular events in the life of the Bridge such as the time a huge rubber duck was floated down the Thames and the time a bus jumped across the bridge. The final illustration was divided up into sections and participants were invited and encouraged to colour in sections of the skyline, to add their own skyscrapers, boats, buses, trains, clouds, trees, dogs, people, aliens, monsters- whatever they like! By the end of the day they had a fully populated (and very colourful) view of the area surrounding Tower Bridge"