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.
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.