Visual storytelling in my Immigration book (Universal themes: (desire to…
Visual storytelling in my Immigration book
desire to leave, change, a reason
Shaun Tan, The arrival
Picture books about Immigration: physical and psychological
text and image portray both inner and outer states
Question - can illustration communicate social issues based on storytelling through an illustrated book and how to visual conventions support this notion?
Brown land green land
Notions of travelling, displacement and cultural shift
Shaun Tan: above all there is a gathering desire to draw some kind of coherent memory from the messy, fragmented experience of life, a meaningful story that can be passed on to others
Like Shaun Tan, I wish to engage with the reader in the common currency of emotion\
Methodology: basing my solving problem on experience and discovery - empirical through visual experiments and trial and error.
colour association to the characters
experiments in copying, distorting and overlaying my illustrations which lead me to innovative compositions
Crayons and pencils - texture and atmosphere. Raymond Briggs, Ethel and Ernest.