Narrative, 4 images, a tv and a tree

by emmaillustrates

I watch TV all day, positioning it by the door so that I can sit under the tree in the garden

Another brief from the workshop.  A narrative illustration composed of 4 individual images for “I watch TV all day, positioning it by the door so that I can sit under the tree in the garden”.  I wanted to show an atmosphere of stillness.  I imagined the character isn’t someone who watches tv all day everyday.  There’s something particular, he’s waiting.  Instead of trying to show all the details, I would show the changes in the light across the garden and the house.   Here’s version one of the finished work.

Dawn

Day

Dusk

Evening

I love making things from paper,  so I worked this through as a physical object on which I could change the lighting.  I wanted the paper to look… papery, not like an architect’s model or a model village.  I used heavy white cartridge to make flat models of everything except the tv in the foreground which I made 3D to pull it forward a little.  I lit my tiny film set varying the colour and angle of the lights to show the light moving throughout the day.

I am also going to make a 2D version, monoprinting or cutting stencils as I think it might fit the mood quite nicely.

There’s a gallery of basic sketches working through camera angles and planning the print version below.

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