I wanted to make this project personal to me. Look at my own identity and how others feel about there own. The spider diagram was the obvious starting point for this. It made me realise the downfalls and peak of my own identity and let me expand my project further.
I am mostly exposed to illustrations through instagram. On that platform artist strive to make illustration which are relatable and make you think or make you feel that your flaws are okay. If this was going to be a personal project I need to make my own illustrations relatable to the people that I wanted to view them – my own friends. I looked into artist such as Frances_canon, shuturp and Florencegivenart. I was drawn mostly to Frances_canon’s line drawings. I wanted to use this technique and taken it further in are illustrations lessons at uni
The Basquiat exhibition inspired me to look further into the colour schemes of illustration but also to try and not be to realistic with my drawing. It gave me confidence to not be too particular and be more free flowing in my illustrations. Basquati himself looked a lot at his own identity and how others perceived him. He talks some serious issues in an interesting and sometime light hearted way. I admired his use of words within his painting and wanted to look further into doing this in my own illustrations.