About maggie

Hello... welcome...and other salutations, My name is Margherita but a lot of people call me Maggie. I'm currently a student at New York City College of Technology

Field Trip to The Society of Illustrators

This piece interested me cause it reminded me of Alice in Wonderland, but with less wonder and more elegance. I think that the use of black, red, white and the shade of grey brings out the silhouette of the woman.Ā The illustrators used Gouache, and some digital media. This is one installment in a four part series in which the illustrators created four high hairstyles with Queen cards symbols: hearts, diamonds, clubs, spades. The illustratorsĀ were inspired by Women’s Hairstyles of the 18th Century. This was considered as a Personal project for them.

Iā€™ve learned that the illustrators are known asĀ Balbusso Twins are internationally recognized award winning italian illustrators team. They haveĀ a unique signature ANNA+ELENA=BALBUSSO TWINS. Their workĀ has been published by major international publishers and companies through out the world on various media types such as book jackets, magazines, newspapers. They have illustrated over 40 books and have received more than 60 international Awards. I saw this piece at the Society of Illustrators in New York where they have been membersĀ since 2009. they have also been recognized by Society of Illustrators of Los Angeles and have been members since 2015.

I have also learned they have a three step process when making illustrations after they gather information. theses steps differ on what medium they are doing the art for conceptual illustration or book projects. My opinion on this piece is that when I looked at it my eye wasn’t captivated in one spot but it was a whole piece. I thought the art flowed instead of having one singular object stand out.




Response to Reading

This appeals to me because of how subtleĀ the drawing as a whole. When I first looked at the image I couldn’tĀ understandĀ how is was known as a piece by Harris Burdick becauseĀ it looked like a regular picture of a room. It wasn’t until I noticed that the piece, like every other Burdick piece has a “supernatural” quality. The quality I’mĀ referencing is the wing of one of the birds is flying off the wall. This piece stuck out to me because it made me think of how one little aspect of a pictureĀ can change a view about what the picture is suppose to make the viewer interpret.Ā