Alongside our other projects this term, we've been in various workshops experimenting and learning their capabilities.
In this project we were given the choice of six nursery rhymes, for which we would create a 12 page book containing the words of the chosen nursery rhyme and illustrations to tell the story.
This project was split into two halves, in the first we were tasked with exploring colour and composition, creating compositions with restrictions and mixing paint to create colours.
In the second half we were to create three distinct book covers for a book titled "The Tree", the genre of these book covers were to be Horror, Sci-Fi, and a Children's Book. These covers were to be done using the same approach as three artists, Anne Yvonne Gilbert, Charles Keeping, and Brad Holland.
For this project I was tasked with taking a piece of artwork from selected artists, and then trying to create a copy. This exercise encouraged me to research artists and materials, then reverse-engineer artistic techniques to create the effect I was looking for.
This project was fun, as it was simply working with materials to create a known result. Good practice.
For this project, every person in our art studio was tasked to create a single page featuring a few words from a song that was jumbled up by running it through google translate several times. All of these pages were compiled into a single book that was then sold at the Lakes Comic Art Festival.
I've grouped some of the more visual and interesting parts of my development work and my final page.
Elliot Watson, Illustrator with a background in historical swordsmanship and all the weird and wonderful trappings that entails.