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A Very Old Man with Enormous Wings by Gabriel Garcia Marquez

A Very Old Man with Enormous Wings by Gabriel Garcia Marquez

These illustrations reflect a brief titled “Aspects of Narrative”. The short story I chose to illustrate was “A very old man with enormous wings” by Garcia Marquez. I wanted my illustrations to reflect the dark mood and atmosphere that Marquez creates through maintaining focus on the old man’s point of view and by producing exaggerated viewpoints. I tried to link all my images through character and colour.

The Arrival of the old man with enormous wings
The discussion and climax of the very old man with enormous wings
The Flight of the very old man with enormous wings