Sunday, 14 November 2010
Since 'Alice's Adventures in Wonderland' is one of my favourite books (and also happens to be in the public domain) one idea I have for this project is to recreate certain scenes from that story, but in a way that's more suited to a full-scale picture book. The main idea I have is creating the characters in doll forms from the initial sketches, and posing them with armature wire, and then taking photographs of them within an illustrated set.
I'm not sure if that veers too much away from illustration or not, but there are other ideas I'd like to look into, most of which involve writing the story myself.
The above picture is two experiments with creating Alice and the White Rabbit in doll format. The button-eyes was heavily-inspired by Neil Gaiman's 'Coraline'.