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The Carnival

The Carnival

The theme of the sequential image these illustrations belong to is "Losing yourself, finding yourself again".

The task I gave myself was to produce a series of drawing that, metaphorically, described the pressure experienced by an individual when he encounters the group, the struggle to assert his individuality and how the true self can only be acknowledged after this clash has taken place.

Formally, my idea was to produce drawings with a strong graphic impact, with the use of a limited palette of bright saturated colors applied in flat layers. The illustrations have been created using colored pencils on white paper.

The Carnival, by Simona Ciraolo
The Carnival, by Simona Ciraolo
The Carnival, by Simona Ciraolo