Although I didn’t end up choosing the penguin story, I did do a lot of preparatory work for the character and story development:
POSSIBLE STORY CHARACTERS & SETTINGS:
CHARACTER & STORYLINE DEVELOPMENT:
1. Stasis –
The penguin children are playing in the classroom.
2. Trigger –
Bennie gets in trouble and is sent to “time-out”
3. Quest –
Bennie daydreams while on “time-out”
4. A Surprise –
During eating time, a classmate is choking on a fishbone.
5. A Critical Choice/ a Reaction –
Bennie jumps across the room and hits him on the back.
6. The Climax –
The fishbone flies out. The classmate is saved by Bennie.
7. The Reversal –
Bennie changes from the ‘troublemaker’ as viewed by some, to the hero who saved a classmate.
8. The Resolution –
Bennie is not judged for playing ‘superhero’ games in class anymore.
FILL IT UP FAST:
DESCRIPTION & DEPICTION:
STORY LAYOUT DEVELOPMENT/ STORYBOARD:
We have been learning about ‘under the sea’/ ‘sea animals’ in class and the children made some penguin & fish paintings; as well as drawings. I prepared a lot of ‘sea animal’ activities for the children in class in order to ‘learn through play’. I was planning to incorporate some of these childrens’ art and activities in my illustrations.
I was planning on using these crayon-coloured sheets to add colour to the furniture/ walls in the classroom illustrations.
Although I did not have time to complete both the fairy& penguin stories, I learnt a lot by doing all the exercises in preparation for the penguin story. Hopefully, I will have time to complete it at some point in the future.
NAME: Juanita du Toit
STUDENT NUMBER: 522438
COURSE: Illustration 1: Illustration Sketchbooks
The Open College of the Arts (University for the Creative Arts)