I wanted to approach my work in a meaningful, positive and helpful way and then present/ illustrate it through unconventional methods. I am motivated by how much of a positive impact my illustrations and stories could have on an audience, and to become recognised as a professional illustrator/ artist by my peers and clients. I aspire to be a professional illustrator/ artist where I can display my skills and creativity in a professional environment.
My work was inspired by my personal experiences with anxiety and those of people around me. I wanted to show how people could deal with being anxious and that experiencing anxiety is perfectly normal and that these anxieties could be dealt with in many different ways. I wanted to explore this through unconventional methods in the form of zines.
The processes and media that I used to create my zines was a combination of digital and traditional processes and media. I used a combination of highlighters, fine liners and then cut up and glued on letters onto A4 paper to get the initial layouts and designs, which I scanned and vectorised in Adobe Illustrator. From here I edited some of the text that I had handwritten to become different fonts/ text. I then printed these designs onto matte coated 120gsm A4 paper.
I made four zines and eight posters as the outcomes for my project. The full set of images of my project can be found on my website.
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