Today I’ve looked at images from books that had examples of object, location and character, and how the images can be seen through the lens of narrative. I did this by analysing the images and trying to figure out what can be seen, what’s happening, what it is about etc. Whilst I was doing this, I was thinking about how these completely different and unrelated images could cross over to create a whole new narrative. This session was a good introduction to how I can use the library for different types of research other than just books, for example things like films, magazines and websites. I hope to research further into things that keep me interested and inspired to help me progress and think about how my work can develop.
Today our task was to produce a series of 5 images that were inspired by my chosen story. I chose to focus mainly on the topic of people. I did this because the story (The Prophet’s Hair) described the characters in interesting ways which made it easy for me to visualise them but also leave room for my own imagination and interpretation. I had also searched images on Pinterest that I used as references for images that I wanted to create.
The 5 images that I made needed to create narrative tension. Whilst I was creating these images, I had discussed with the course tutors about how I could experiment further using the first few images that I had. This encouraged me to develop my ideas further and create work that was a bit more visually interesting.
My first project is to develop and produce illustrative work for a book cover of a short story of our choice. The story I chose was ‘The Prophet’s Hair’ by Salman Rushdie.