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Thursday, October 16, 2008

Illustration 1

The assignment requirement was that to illustrate a indoor environment with narrative elements of your own desire in the medium of pen and ink. I ended up with this idea of a adorable and innocent child at home, who decided to go fishing with gummy worms. There is a little problem with the wall-paper pattern, but I don't think it effects the over-all composition too much, so I decided to leave it alone.

Now this one is to do a composite illustration of a good/bad dream/memory. I never remember much of my dreams... so instead, I portrayed my childhood memories of Australia. It was the first time (I was about 6 years old) I was exposed to western culture as well as the magic of nature. I absolutely loved those memories of how I started to flourish and run wild with imagination and adventures. (I did actually caught a bird once..hehe...)

Personally, this is my favorite. I illustrated a scene in the famous children's book, The Little Prince. I absolutely adored that book, and have kept many quotes from it. I know I can never even come close to the actual illustrations commissioned for that book, but it was fun anyhow. :)
(the actual illustrations are beautifully stylized and much more suitable for the actual story, since according to the narrator of the book: he cannot draw well)

This is an editorial illustration we had to do (hypothetically for the New Yorker). It is mix-media of gouache and color pencil.
I tried to poke fun of how the airlines are actually debating whether to charge over-weight people extra for their weight. It is a touchy issue since I can't even imagine how humiliating and insulting it is for these people. But at the same time unfair to those who need to pay extra for the weight of their luggage.

This was for the final assignment of this class. I chose to do the circus themed poster out of 2 other choices. I did it in oil. I got a good grade, but personally I'm not that happy with it.

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