Story Concept

For my narrative illustration project, I decide to chose The Little Match Girl by  Han Christian Anderson. The background of the story was on a cold New Year’s Eve, a poor, young girl tries to sell matches in the street with her naked feet. She is too afraid to go home because her father would beat her for not selling any matches. The girl starts to light the matches to kept herself warm and see several scenes that fit the holiday. Like a warm stove, the wonderful roast goose and a magnificent Christmas tree thats larger than the one she had seen last Christmas through the glass at the rich merchant’s house.Then she look up the sky and saw a falling star and thought to herself that “Someone is dying” because her dead grandmother had told her that when a star fell down, a soul will went up to God; as foreshadowing that the girl is dying. The last scene she had with the matches was her dead grandmother, the only person who had loved her. She wanted to keep her grandmother by struck the whole bundle of matches. As a result, she was fulfilled her wish with her grandmother because she was frozen to dead after the all the matches burned out and her grandmother carries her soul to God.

For my version, I would keep most of the story and give a appearance of the father, which had never shown in the story other than we know he will beat the little girl. I wanted to change the father’s character to be a nice father that picks her up and give her something to keep her warm at the end. I would keep the focus on the little girl and give a vision of her father looking down at her daughter.


Gun Control & Minimum age

Gun control had been a problem for a long time. Two of the big problem are the lack of background checks and the minimum age for buying a gun. As stated in the article, one study by researcher at Northeastern University and Harvard University estimated that 22% of gun sale occur without a background check”, some gun sale doesn’t require background check to buy a gun. The minimum age to buy a handgun compare to a Ar-15 is non sense too. You need to be 21 to buy a handgun, but you can get a shotgun at 18?

Discussion- week 5

The drawing is by John Tubbs, as shown the darkest value are the frontground. But the focus point are the person in the boat with the 2nd darkest value in the center of the drawing.  The artist also make the fishes a light value which show there’s light coming from the right side, which had created some dark value on the left side, which seem to a more closer ground to the main character with leaving the right side background the lightest.