Thursday, 29 September 2011

New Scientist Magazine Illustrations

In my third year, for my final project of the year, I was required to produce a magazine supplement for New Scientist magazine, entitled 'Top 10 Scientific Objects That Changed the World.' I chose to create a concertina magazine to show all of my objects illustrated as running through a race, so that the reader could follow the whole race as a whole, instead of a regular magazine layout. Below you can see the concertina as a whole as well as a selection of the original illustrations.

Illustrations for Brothers Grimm - Little Red Riding Hood

Here are the six double page illustrations I created for the Brothers Grimm fairy tale - Little Red Riding Hood, for a third year brief.

I chose to capture the darkness of the original Brothers Grimm fairy tales by using quite traditional illustration techniques. Playing on my strengths of hand-drawn pencil illustration, I combined this with the use of just one other colour, red. To take this contrast even further I chose to illustrate the character of Little Red through the use of fabric. The identity of Little Red is not revealed throughout the six illustrations, with her face always remaining covered or turned away from the audience.