My MA gave me an opportunity to further my understanding of how I work as an illustrator and to develop my skills of character diversity within my own creative practice.
I aimed to create five diverse characters that embody different elements concerning the issue of ‘Lookism’. This allowed me to fully explore and draw characters of diverse wieght, age, race, sexuality and mobility.
As the project progressed, so did my characters and I began a new design challenge of molding my two-dimensional drawings into three-dimensional models using clay. Through this I formed a greater knowledge and awareness of the important relationship between 2D and 3D design.
It became apparent how important it was to fully understand the characters in which I was designing. Therefore, not only did I design their outer appearances but I also created their individual personalities and worked through how best to communicate that through drawing.
I intend to use the knowledge that I have gained from this project and take it forward into any future work. I also plan to continue working three-dimensionally as a way to improve my creative practice.