Mary Christie Foundation Quarterly Magazine cover illustration, illustrated by Haydn. Started in 2015, the magazine has grown from strength to strength. The magazine focuses on the health of teens, young adults, and thought leaders.
Helping young people by looking at the issues that many teens and young adults face. This is the increasing demand to address mental health. They bring these perspectives to the attention of University staff and communities.
This magazine issue looks at student activism and the power of student leaders on campus. The young generation are taking a stand, and are using their status to voice their opinions. This is especially true when it comes to influencing more executive decision-making. Furthermore, Haydn and the Art Director wanted to focus on the power of a young woman. Accordingly, the magazine illustration cover focuses on this topic to it’s core.
As a result, the illustration houses this powerful woman front and centre. The background displays a North American University setting, with young adults protesting behind. They all want their voices heard. She stands centrally, and paints the power of student activism. Haydn wanted her to represent these groups, who stand with her. These groups have the same common purpose, voicing the mental health issues in the educational system.
As shown below, Haydn lead a thorough process of sketching, to ensure the composition works for the piece. This limited colour palette illustration uses watercolour, gouache and digital. Haydn created a bold, dynamic and textural publishing illustration. A visualization of power dynamics coming from the ground up and is direct in it’s approach.