- Year: 2002 – 2004
- Categories: Illustration, Clay Modeling, Digital Manipulation
- Produced while in University
Mixed Media Illustrations
During my University years, I produced a series of illustrations for Editorials, Children’s Books and a quirky Calendar. The illustrations were created using a variety of techniques and styles, including plasticine and clay modeling, found objects, acrylic and watercolor paints and digital manipulation to achieve the desired results.
I used the theory that 7 dog years are equivalent to one human year to design a playful, yet educational, animal calendar. I created a formula which calculates the length of an ‘animal month’ in relation to human days (or human hours or minutes) based on an average human lifespan of 80 years. For example, the ladybird has a lifespan of approximately 8 weeks, and so the ladybird-month is equivalent to 2 human hours. The physical pages of the calendar get longer as the animal month gets longer, up to the tortoise, which lives between 110 and 150 years, and so has an average tortoise-month of 45 human days.
An alternative version of the classic fairytale, retold in a darker tone and centering around the weird and wacky underworld where the dwarfs live. The dwarfs are made out of plasticine and clay, and painted with acrylic paint.
The tale of Robin Hood illustrated in the style of a LEGO® instruction manual, and without using any words to convey the story. The illustrations are a combination of ink and watercolors, photography and digital effects.