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Final ProjectNarrative Illustrationstory proposal, 2 concepts, character designs, 25 thumbnails

The story I’m using is Brothers Grimm’s Little Red Riding Hood. The Little Red Riding Hood  Origin Date is in17th Century, Published in Italian Folktales and It‘s a European Mythology. Once apon the timethere‘s a little girl who was loved by everyone. She likes to wear a red velvet hat that her grandmother gave her, so everyone called her Little Red Riding Hood. One day, her mother told her to bring food to her sick grandmother who lived in the village. Little Red Riding Hood met the wolf in the forest. she told the wolf that she was going to the forest to visit her grandmother. The wolf tricked Little Red Riding Hood to pick some flowers for her grandmother so he could go to the forest lodge and ate her grandmother. Later, the wolf pretended to be her grandmother. When Little Red Riding Hood arrived, the wolf try ate her. Fortunately, a brave hunter saved Little Red Riding Hood and grandmother from the wolf. In my project, I change the gender of little red riding hood to male and the wolf to a female, the clothing style into Ancient China clothing style and the setting would be in a bamboo forest. I also change the little red riding to a rabbit but keeping the human feature and make wolf have human feature but keeping the wolf ear and tail




Field Trip Discussion

Ryan Garcia’s PRIORITIZING FREE TIME  is 4X4 size editorial single image using Digital, Ink, Gouache. Directed by Bryan Gee. The client is the Globe & Mail. It’s about Editorial illustration to accompany an article about the work/life balance many couples face in the 21st century.

Ryan Garcia is an editorial and commercial illustrator from Toronto, Canada. His work is best known for The New York Times, WIRED, Scientific American, and The Wall Street.

I found particularly interesting in Ryan Garcia’s PRIORITIZING FREE TIME because I think it’s very easy to make the connection with our-self in this drawing. When I see this drawing it makes me think of gender role and gender stereotypes in this society. In the old days, women can’t have a job, and they had no rightsthey can only rely on men at home (father and brothers). After marriage, they depended on their husbands for the living. They could only be full-time wives. In nowadays, women have to have the ability to effectively manage a household while juggling a demanding career. It becomes a new problem for a couple or family to face and it’s hard to balance the workload with men at home.

The color of using most pink and white strick me as very interesting.  I’m curious about why did the artist using pink and white in the drawing instead of another color, like blue or purple. And why does the background on the women is pink and it’s not on her, and the mare is wearing pink and the black ground is white. Does it related to gender stereotypes?

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