Thursday, December 13, 2012

Series "I generate a silhouette of childhood"

Finally I can present my finished pieces for the "Sense of belonging" project. My illustrations embrace the magic realist beauty and nostalgic feel towards childhood, where we all live in a kaleidoscope of impossible dreams and radiant happiness. 

I generate a silhouette of childhood
        Medium: graphite and acrylic on paper, Photoshop retouch

        Dimension: 10x12 inch (25x31cm)

        Inspirations
* Visual art: Marc Chagall, Michael Parkes, Albert Lamorisse's The Red Balloon, Hayao Miyazaki's My neighbor Totoro and Spirited away, Tim Walker's photography and Naive Art movement.
* Literature: Antoine de Saint-Exupery's Le petit prince, Anderson's fairy tales, Johoanna Spyri's Heidi, Carol Ann Duffy's poems and Shaun Tan's picture books. 
      as well as Tchaikovsky, Yann Tiersen and Aldophe Adam's music compositions that took me through those sleepless nights. 

        Unused sketches:



      You're also welcome to view this on Behance and help me 'appreciate' the project. 
Many thanks :)

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