Assignment 4 Magazine illustration-Part 4

I imagined it was a dark night on 13th November,  there are two sources of light in the room, the lamp on the table and the light shining in the window. For my finished work I want grey or black and white contrasting then a red spray on glass window. As if the light sources come from both sides and are mixed up.

I have read an artist that said when you need to use grey or black just mix up a couple of colours together and you can throw your black colour  away from the palette. It seems I didn’t listen to him and I have used the black as the main colour of this image. So I don’t know who is wrong or is there a different way of doing this.

I was not comfortable that I only put grey and black colours on the line drawing image because it looks very dirty. But after I made the line and shadows darker then I feel it is an improvement.

This assignment I started from a still life but at last the character is going to be the main narrative point. Apart I tonal colours that I think I have made too dirty I am happy with the rest of the effect.

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I thought the red colour would  be a very striking contrast to the rest section.

It’s a disaster for Paris and lots of families but the Eiffel Towel is still bright. Pray for Paris and they are not afraid.

I don’t want to put any words on this image but I think I can use either “Lost” or “Disaster” or maybe both.

 

 

Assignment 4 Magazine illustration-Part 3

I started thinking about adding a background to the picture like a window. Outside the window is the landscape of Paris where you can see there are normal houses and the Eiffel Tower in the far end the view.

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Apart from the Eiffel Towel being too big for this picture and that I need to emphasize the main narratives which are the telephone and mobile etc. on the table.

Another attempt that put the table as the main viewpoint, then moved the frame on to the wall now because I felt that it looked empty.

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At this stage I’d like to introduce a character who is waiting for phone call from her husband.

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I have practiced some expressions for this woman. The beautiful face has gone but the anxiety face is coming.

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Create a line visual of my illustration.

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I was thinking about if I should put her handbag in this picture or not? So I decided to put in.

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She is sitting in the chair with her body facing the window but her face is turned around bit right as if she’s afraid to look outside because of the attacks.

As the brief says I could choose to totally eliminate the line from the drawing or to build tone around it. I am in a  bit of a rush for this assignment as my deadline is passed already so I am ignored doing the practice where I should done some sketches with scans and photocopys.