Filed under: SKETCHES & DEVELOPMENT | Tags: Art, Children, Children's Book Illustration, Children's books, Classrooms, Design, Drawing, Illustration, Landscapes, London, Observation, Painting, Streets
Oky doky so I’ve finished my storyboard finally! (I might put a bit of it up here but it is pretty sketchy and illegible…) So I’m back playing around with sketches, experimenting and layering up landscapes on Photoshop, which I find the most fun things to do. Plan for the moment is to do this for a few more days I think, try and figure out the look I want my book to have. (Also MUST remember characters are very important!)
Filed under: SKETCHES & DEVELOPMENT | Tags: appearance, Art, Beauty, Children, Drawing, Illustration, Issues, Make-Up, Painting, Russian Dolls, Sexualisation of children, Toys
This was a one week drawing project to make 4 images expressing socio/political ideas about contempory ideals of beauty. I hate projects like this, which sound really wordy when you first get them, but after starting you realise that they’re actually really cliched and hard to make different or interesting. But anyway, here is my project so far…
I’ve looked at innocence V the sexualisation of children; how kids are, at increasingly younger ages, wearing provocative clothes, make-up and generally being exposed to adult expectations of appearance, while being themselves naive to what they’re doing. I’ve tried to make the subject a bit less creepy and wrong than it initially sounds, but to be honest I’m more pleased with the style and look of the drawings than the imagery or the ideas, but think I’m getting there. They’re also not quite finished yet but will update when I’m completely done.