A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE
A CHILDREN’S BOOK – A STORY AND A SONG
In the project based on the script A Streetcar Named Desire I focused on personifying everyday objects into the characters of the story. I explored channelling each of their personalities into relative objects. For example using the visual of a ring for the woman and becoming more tarnished as the story progresses. The glove as the man to resemble power and control. This way of showing characters other than in a human form taught me how there can be many ways to illustrate a passage outside of the box and can also give more context and expand your imagination when ideas can sometimes become limited. Although I haven’t really ventured into this type of style before I think it worked effectivly but now know that I can experiment further with all kinds of image from a more abstract angle. I also experimented using different media and found ink drawing with a blunt stick worked well for me, the continous sketch style allows ideas to flow and not everything has to be perfect.
Working in a group for the Metamorphosis brief allowed us to bring together many different styles and ideas. Our development stage progressed very effectively when combining a mixture of ideas and working with a compromise sometimes can be good for the individual leading to trying new media and exploring alternate aspects of illustration they potentially wouldn’t have done on their own. We looked at many different illustrators for inspiration and my favourite being Karen Walker a cut out silhouette artist. Using dashes of colour from sweet wrappers added in a element of texture and a layering style. We considered many different approaches in how to represent the main character that transforms in to a sort of beatle form.