ASSIGNMENT 3.2 – DEVELOPING A NARRATIVE

LIST OF WORDS TO USE AS A BASIS FOR MY ILLUSTRATIONS:

– relaxing; bubbles; ‘me’ time; fun; colourful; fish; patterns; water; therapeutic

RE-DRAWING THE ROUGH SKETCHES:

I chose the following drawings that I have previously made after visiting the Hydro Spa, as a starting point:

As I really enjoyed creating these fishy characters, I have decided to extend them by drawing them into other places/ scenes. The development of these fishy characters have been ‘flowing’ throughout my sketchbook.. from my sketchbook -& photographic journey at the Aquarium.. to the Hydro Spa.. and now to the Hotel’s Beachfront.

Next, I decided to visit the Hotel’s Beachfront to research other possible scenes for my fishy characters. It was very hot outside and there weren’t really people walking outside in the heat. Therefore, I was able to draw these places in peace and quiet (sweating in the heat), but hardly had any people to try and draw into the scenes.

Please refer to Assignment 3.1 to see the rough drawings and photographs from the sketchbook -& photographic journey to the Hotel Beachfront.

When I got home from the Hotel Beachfront journey, I attempted to re-create some images using the rough sketches and photographs as reference. I used the SCAMPER Strategy to ‘(S) Substitute’ the people in the drawings with fishy characters. I drew my fishy characters in the following scenes: in the swimming pool; on the beach; smoking shisha by the tent; sitting under a palm tree by the swimming pool; at the Fish and Chips shop. Although most of the scenes were directly inspired by either the rough sketches or the photographs, I drew the Fish & Chips shop in a playful manner to add to the fun narrative. I used some of the patterns that I’ve used in previous doodles or sketches within these illustrations.

DRAWINGS IN SKETCHBOOK CREATED AT HOME – FROM THE MOST RECENT SKETCHBOOK JOURNEY:

ILLUSTRATIONS RE-CREATED IN PROCREATE – FROM PREVIOUS SKETCHBOOK JOURNEY:

ILLUSTRATIONS RE-CREATED IN PROCREATE – FROM THE MOST RECENT SKETCHBOOK JOURNEY:

By looking at my illustrations re-created in Procreate, as inspired by my sketchbook – & photographic journey to the Hydro Spa, I decided to ‘(M) Modify’ / redraft my latest images to improve the line and form, using Procreate. It is much easier to get straight -or smoothly curved lines using Procreate.

MARK-MAKING, INSPIRED BY THE AQUARIUM & HYDRO SPA SKETCHBOOK -& PHOTOGRAPHIC JOURNEYS, USED PREVIOUSLY IN ASSIGNMENT 3:

I decided to ‘(C) Combine’ the different ideas/ references from the Aquarium, Hydro Spa and Beach Front in order to create a fun and playful narrative. I decided to combine lots of different sketches; mark-making sheets; doodles; and additional reference photographs using collage as method. Although I didn’t use scissors, glue and paper in order to create collages, I used the ‘Layers’- function in Procreate to create images in a similar way that I use collage. I love the way all the sketches and work I’ve done for this part of the course, has kind of been ‘flowing’ together to create something new and fun.

DOODLES EXPERIMENTED WITH IN PROCREATE:

PHOTOGRAPHS USED IN ILLUSTRATIONS:

PATTERNS CREATED IN PROCREATE, INSPIRED BY THE AQUARIUM SKETCHBOOK JOURNEY, USED IN ILLUSTRATIONS:

ADDITIONAL PATTERNS USED IN ILLUSTRATIONS:

EXPERIMENTING WITH USING MARK-MAKING/ DOODLES/ PHOTOGRAPHS/IMAGES IN PROCREATE:

For some of the images, I experimented with a variety of different combinations of photographs, mark-making and doodles, until I decided on an illustration for each which I like best.

HYDRO SPA:

TENT:

BEACH:

FiSH & CHIP SHOP:

SWIMMING POOL:

COMPLETED POSTERS TO PROMOTE AN EVENT OR ACTIVITY:

When thinking about creating Posters for an event or activity, I wasn’t sure what to add as text. So I kind of improvised by imagining what kind of posters these images could be used for.

HOTEL:

AQUARIUM:

ADDITIONAL HEADINGS:

EXTRA AQUARIUM ILLUSTRATION INSPIRED BY ALL THE ILLUSTRATIONS CREATED DURING ASSIGNMENT 3:

PROCREATE VIDEO’S:

REFLECTION:

I loved the process of this assignment. Although I was not excited about it to begin with, I eventually got more excited when using the SCAMPER strategy in order to generate new ideas. It is such a fun process. I ended up with a variety of images which could be used for posters, featuring my fishy characters. All the ideas kind of interlinked and generated more ideas in the process.

I loved using the method of collage in the form of the ‘layers’- function in Procreate. It is much more flexible and easier to try a variety of different colour/ pattern combinations.

Throughout Part 3 of this course, I have learnt to use my sketchbook as a reference tool. I now view my sketchbook as a practical tool where I document a variety of different ideas; sketches; doodles and colour combinations.

I love the outcome of these illustrations used to create posters. I think by looking at these images, one could link the following words to them: relaxing; bubbles; ‘me’ time; fun; colourful; fish; patterns; water; therapeutic. 🙂 The photographic references were helpful in the further development of my illustrations, as I used some of the photographs as part of my ‘collages’.

If I had more time, I would have liked to use some of these fishy character- images to create a fun aquarium activity book for kids. Incorporating lots of: colouring sheets; counting activities, drawing activities; fun facts; a short cartoon story; etc. Unfortunately I ran out of time and did not manage to re-arrange/ edit copies of my fishy illustrations to fit into an activity book.

UNIT 3 – VIDEO;

NAME: Juanita du Toit

STUDENT NUMBER: 522438

COURSE: Illustration 1: Illustration Sketchbooks

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

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