Wednesday, 4 March 2009

Elective- Visualisation & Illustration

This elective was NOTHING like i'd thought it would be.

The first day we had to take a cartoon character from popular culture and redraw them in every different way you could possibly think of. I picked Totoro from the studio Ghibli film "My Neighbour Totoro". I found this task quite easy and managed to produce lots of work for the day.

Day 2 involved us taking a magazine and highlighting or cutting something out in order to show something. ie. in a beauty magazine cutting out all the noses to represent plastic surgery rhinoplastys. I decided to pick up on the BIG vs Skinny debate and i began by taking a magazine and every advert for a brand, i cut out the model as a very heavily overweight silhouette, i then took the cut out and turned the cutout into a scarily stick thin person, i would then stick the thin person inside the fat silhouette. I continued doing this all day so by the end i had a small collection.

Day 3 & 4 - These days were 2 day tasks in which we had to take a film and recreate scenes from that film however which way we wanted to.
I chose the film Breakfast at Tiffanys, and chose 9 scenes in which Hepburn has a memorable outfit on. I then made miniature replicas of these outfits in 2D and photographed them against the original scenes.



Amy Mitchell said...

Hey! You okay? What's all the work above for? I really like it. Good look at Westwood x

Rhiannon said...

it was an elective in which we had to recreate a film as a storyboard and i chose breakfast at tiffanys and re-created the outfits and photographed them differently.