For this exercise we were basically asked to create three illustrations for different demographics of museum visitors: children, teenagers and general public.
We were asked to visit a museum if possible so I took the opportunity to visit the Zeitz MOCAA- Museum Of Contemporary Art Africa, in Cape Town where I'm currently based. The experience was great and I loved the current exhibitions. For each illustration we were supoussed to work with one object from the museum, so I chose a very big installation of a dragon for the children illustration, an exhibition called "Home is where the art is" for teenagers and a new piece being exhibit in the main room of the museum for the general public.
Final Piece: first version
Final Piece: second version
In the second and last version I added some extra texture and aligned the text to the left, which feels much better tome. However, if this was a client's assignment I wouldn't be completely happy with the result and would probably render my final piece again, perhaps with a different technique.
I really like the idea of turning into an artist once you step into the museum, but I'm not so happy with the final outcome of the piece. Finally, understanding this as an exercise and thinking about the time I had available for it, I decided I'd leave it as it is now but taking into consideration all the learnings I gained with it fro the following exercises.
I'm Astrid Badell-Suhr, designer and illustrator, specialist in communication