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Elixir of Life

Elixir of Life

This is the product from a university brief we were set, entitled 'Biography.' We were told to pick a name out of a hat, and the told to go away and do as much research as possible on that person and had to come up with 5 illustrations to best represent his/her life. I had picked up the first emperor of China. I then went away and illustrated 5 various moments in his life, the one i have submitted is called elixir of life as near the end of his life he was so determined to find the elixir of life which would make him imortal that it would actually do the opposite and lead to his death.