Self directed work: character and story design
A while back I had a few characters and themes in my mind that I wanted to develop, perhaps into a short story. There was a pirate with a multi-coloured beard called Breakfast Beard, and a super hero duckling called Woody the Australian Wood Duck. Below you can see the development of a few different settings...the ocean and space.
A guide to story-telling: using Woody the Australian Wood Duck and Breakfast beard to illustrate
After researching different illustrators, like Hayao Miyazaki and Hergé, I started thinking about the formulae of illustrated stories. So I created my own 'guide to story-telling' and illustrated it. I tried to make it fun and cute.
I think I will perhaps revisit this project at a later date. Perhaps as a screen print or pop-up book.
This piece is paper collage and pen on black paper (A3).