We have been tasked with creating a short 1 hour workshop for 15 children at the hay festival.
Our group; Me, Alison Roe, Tina Pearce and Wallace Pockett will be working with the 6-9 age group and will be focusing on the topic of birds.
Our aim is for the children to create a bird that they can either hang on a world map or have on a stick and then take home with them afterwards.
We are going to create sample birds based on real-life birds in order to demonstrate our idea and will present illustrations of our birds in the form of a zine, and will be providing a short activity page for if they finish early.
Our birds will be: Flamingo, Mardarin duck, penguin, puffin, parrot and cockatoo
We will be providing stencils/templates that the children can use if they wish but we will also encourage them to be creative and to create their own birds.
My final image for my hay festival using scan wallpaper textures and Photoshop.
I have reduced the number of golden apples as I felt the image was getting rather crowded.
I like the textures, however on a small scale they make the image seem somewhat overly busy. I feel that when it is scaled to twice the size (1m x 3m) it will feel less crowded and more spaced out.
I my planning drawings I have had a line around the image that held the forms together better however I was unable to find a line quality within Photoshop that suited the image. I have instead added a drop shadow to what will become the individual vinyls, as this helps to add the definition that was lost from the lack of line and has given the added effect of it being created with paper-cut.
I have digitally created an idea about how the final banner may look. As this is a sample, the final image is likely to be longer and feature trees in varying densities.
Above are 2 variations on how the imagery may look. I have included some potential textures and tree positioning and included the idea of children trying to find red riding hood amongst the trees. In future versions I may also include other things for them to find for instance the wolf, other animals and perhaps fruits of different colours.
We have been tasked with creating illustrated “banners” for the Hay Festival 2017. These will be displayed at the site and are to be based around the idea of trees.
I have started by researching how trees can be translated into illustration.
I decided that I would look at the idea of fairy tales as trees are a common theme in these and will link to the idea of the Hay festival being a literary festival.
I looked specifically at stories that focused on trees and plants at specific points of the story, “Hansel and Gretel” and “Sleeping Beauty”, and eventually decided to focus on “Little Red Riding Hood”. I then drew out a quick plan of how it could look.
After a tutorial it was suggested that instead of focusing showing the progress of the story, that I should try to make the scene interactive and have it so children can look at the image and have to find things hidden in the forest.