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The Story of a Hunter and his Antelope Wife.

The Story of a Hunter and his Antelope Wife.

An illustrative response to a short West African Folktale. The tale is about how a man who married an antelope woman who had lost her skin when she turned into human form, to then betray her secret and loose everything he had.

Looking into African art and culture as a basis for my drawings, I used the influence of pattern and line to create characters and particular objects focused on within the tale. Using significant colours that represent atmosphere and environment in traditional African Kente Cloth, I used these symbols to translate elements of the narrative in the images. Through gouache, masking fluid and inks I produced the outlines and patterns, then layered them in Photoshop to create the final outcomes. The themes of simplicity and placement was important to my illustrations to communicate the key scenes to the audience.

Final Spread of illustrations
Preparatory Work
Preparatory Work