Whoa what a crazy two weeks it’s been!
Last Monday was the beginning of our second project in my art foundation course. The project was called “Untitled” and we were given a blurb from an unknown book. We weren’t allowed to know what our book was until the end of the week, and we had to create a couple pieces of work based on the blurb itself using methods like mono printing and collage.
It was a pretty hefty week towards the end, and I wasn’t very confident with the work I was creating. I was under the assumption that my book was about alchemy because it was so cryptic. In the end my tutor Alistair revealed to the class their book titles and I was given the title “Perfume” I still had no clue, but some sections of the blurb all of a sudden made sense to me.
(Here’s the wiki page if you’re interested in a quick summary: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Perfume_(novel) It sounds like a good read!)
So I read a quick summary of Perfume on the internet and I was met with a very grim tale, I was very startled towards the end of it. We then had to create another book cover to represent the book properly this time, with only primary sources (I’ll post that stuff later!). Again, it was a tricky task for me as I wasn’t really feeling it with the book.
For our last piece, each student was then asked to create a piece that revolved around their intended specialism, mine was a sort of cartoon/character design thing, so I quickly developed the main character (Jean Grenouille) using Indian ink to create silhouettes and then sketched cleaner versions out. I didn’t really like them tough, they weren’t too expressive of the character and he looked quite boring. so tonight I was really stuck on how to draw him and still create a sinister atmosphere to describe him. I was insipred by a particular piece that I remembered from Bioshock Infinite: http://img2.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20130405115816/bioshock/images/3/3c/BookEliz.jpg
And then I did this, depicting Jean smothering one of his many victims!
So yeah, busy two weeks. And another busy two weeks before that! ( @nolanthebiggestnerd I’m so sorry I will get your commission done at somepoint)