For the final project in Figure Drawing, we were to create a large picture with several figures, and it was supposed to tell some kind of a story.
I decided to make a children's art illustration, since that is one of the fields I'm interested in developing my art for.
But at the time I was working on it, there were just a few days available to complete the work, and I would be taking a trip to San Francisco (taking part in a song competition!) over three of the four days. So wasn't sure how to make the picture large . . . it needed to fit in a small suitcase.
So I ended up making a series of panels, that would go together to tell the whole story.
The work is done in ink and color pencil. Here are some of the panels:
As you can see, the "story" for this picture is about communication--
old ways and new ways :)
It took a lot of tries to get the sketch accurate for the swinging child; and I could tell the figure drawing practice I'd had in the class was useful :)
Here is the whole picture; I put a "frame" around the panels (like window panes) to finish it up- this is something added after the final presentation in class; I just barely had time to complete photoshop edits and get the panels printed for that . . .
Something I noticed after completion was that the kids look like they're dressed for warm weather, but this is a winter tree (!) Also, I think it needs more branches . . . so maybe I will do some edits to this digitally, in the future, to develop the illustration and make it be spring or summer. But overall, it was a good project and I liked making a children's art illustration that is also a story in itself.