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Siberian Folk Tale

Siberian Folk Tale

This piece tells the story of the Siberian Folk tale where the Big Dipper star constellation steals the sun, casting the villagers into darkness. After half a year the sun is returned when the Great Hunter catches the Big Dipper. I designed it for a Narrative and Sequence project set in my First year which asked us to challenge the traditional idea of what a book can be and how a narrative can be read. My final piece was an interactive 3d globe using these illustrations where the narrative could be turned round behind the mountains and a light turned on to pick out the constellations. All the illustrations are hand drawn and painted before digitally assembling them for the final print.