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Picture Book

Picture Book

This is a piece I created to go with a brief based on a short story about an evil woman who's desire is to eat a child. She searches for the ideal one and starves herself of anything else. With no luck she starts to weaken and becomes so blind to her own greed and desire that she eats her own child. My idea was based around the late victorian period were cities like London were dark and dank which I felt was the ideal setting for this dark tale. I wanted to create a feeling of that through a dark and subdued colour palette. I also wanted to portray the characters twisted psyche through her odd appearance and the innocence of the children through their body language and brighter colour palettes. Hopefully creating interesting and fitting imagery.