I decided to create a character named, Typolina. She has a typewriter head and pear-shaped body type. She was on holiday in South Africa and visited a lot of different places. These illustrations are a visual representation of her journey.

I drew inspiration from my work completed during the previous exercises and incorporated them into these illustrations.


I created the characters’ outfits using African fabric prints that I used in a Exercise 2.5.

My Mom kept one of my dresses from when I was little. The style and fabric inspired the design of my characters’ outfits:

I created the background layouts using collage, incorporating sketches from Exercise 2.0; the concept of using objects from Exercise 2.5, incorporating tickets/ brochures/ etc. which I collected during the recent weeks; as well as a sea shell mandala from a research task.

I decided to create the sun/ moon using screenshots of google maps, showing where each destination is on the map.

I also made the character a little travel journal with photographs; tickets; brochures collected on her trip. I added little notes of ‘diary entries’ made by the character, Typolina.


Although I am pleased with the way these illustrations came out, I think I should’ve adjusted the size of the character to fit the background layouts better.



NAME: Juanita du Toit


COURSE: Illustration 1: Illustration Sketchbooks

The Open College of the Arts (University for the Creative Arts)

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