In my module Multimedia Technologies we were assigned a project in which we had to mix 2 different media. The options were:
- Stop motion animation
- Illustration on photography
- Illustration on video
- 2D animation on video
- Double exposure
I chose to do illustration on photography.
I wanted to take pictures of old and abandoned buildings in Porto and restore them in my own way with illustration. I always wanted to do a photography series about the old buildings here and I thought this was my chance.
After talking and getting feedback from my teacher I decided to go on a slightly different way. I thought about street art. How I could still take pictures of abandoned places in the city and illustrate things on the wall so it would like like street art. I’ve looked into a lot of things and searched for the street art in Berlin.
HERE is the link of all my image research on Pinterest.
With the research I made, I realized all the paintings and drawings on the wall, in street art have a really powerful meaning. They point out a problem, they criticize it. They talk about politics, social problems, environmental problems… That’s when I thought that I could make my own critic of a current problem.
After a lot of thought I came to the idea of representing the lack of water and global warming. I researched again about this matter. I was really surprised with a lot of things I found…. Lack of water is already a huge problem in some parts of the world and people refuse to see it…
I started making sketches on the subject. I made a few and then thought about a skeleton – which would represent the awaiting catastrophe and the planet earth – ( where the water would melt away) would represent the lack of time we have to act on this problem.
Unfortunately we did not have a lot of time to develop this project, otherwise there were lot of things I would have done differently.
I took my pictures for this project in Lisbon and since I didn’t have much time they were not so great nor related to the theme.
I think the illustrations came out quite well in terms of graphics…
So here it is:
Some studies, sketches and making of:
And here are my final pieces:
The third one is my personal favorite!