Jigsaw – Bespoke Illustration
My design brief was to create a canvas of about A3 size containing the following things:
- Stacking cups
- The moon
- The Clangers
- Jigsaw – 2 to 6 pieces
Using blues and/or greens as the more prominent colours, a comic strip style (in part or whole) and some nice stylised typography.
I sketched out the text, using the jigsaw theme for the title, which is the name of the person the canvas is for. I listened and watched how toddlers explain the stacking cups game to sketchnote a short comic strip, listened to some ‘bubbles’ themed children’s songs to create the bubble motif on the right and then sketched a copy of The Clangers logo and one of the characters. Finally I sketched a copy of a car from Blaze and The Monster Machines.
I used, Muji pens, Berol fine black pens and some coloured Tombow brush pens to bring it to life. I then scanned it in to balance the layers using Adobe Photoshop to finalise the print.
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I’ve been an avid reader and scribbler for years but only recently started thinking about publishing my work.
I’ve always enjoyed writing and have, since 2008, been producing scripts for theatre as my main focus of writing, but always scribbling poems, songs and short stories for fun, and/or catharsis. I’m also a keen sketcher and sketchnoter.
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