Influence, research and evaluation
In the book project i chose the news story of the Sandy Hook shooting, in this i wanted to create an anonymous figure to appose the way the media almost gives credit to the shooters in these situations and put more emphasis on the people who sacrifice themselves for other people. During research i looked at the story of Victoria Soto one of the teachers killed during the shooting.
i thought her story was inspiring and i wanted to show the selfless act in my book and make her and her bravery the silver lining of the story as well as the charity set up in her name instead of glorifying the act and the man who committed it.
In my book i decided to do illustrations so i looked at several of my favorite illustrators and artists as well as some other influences to help develop a unique style to use in my book.
i looked at Daniel Clowes and the way he uses black backgrounds and his illustrations in white, that gives this dark feel but with the effect of silver lining which is something i wanted to focus on. For further research i looked at one of his graphic novels ‘Ghost World’.
Matthias Brown/Traceloops had a style i could much relate to, i then linked their work using it to develop my own style of illustration whilst including techniques from the previous artist i had chosen to look at, although their work is largely .gif related i took stills from them in order to look more closely at this style.
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