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.
The idea of this exercise is to look for illustrators who use a particular medium and that we like, catalogue them according to similarities and the way they use their tools. Then we were asked to choose one image that we really liked and write about it.
Finally we should take an older visual and render it using the same material as our chosen artist. This last part of the process we should repeat with a very different artwork.
For my first round, I chose several illustrators, by coincidence all females; who work a lot with dry mixed-media, such as: pencil colors, markers and oil pastels. Specifically I chose an artowork from British illustrator Nina Cosford.
I'm Astrid Badell-Suhr, designer and illustrator, specialist in communication