I have always been intrigued with storytelling; specifically at how the artist retells the story adding their own flair. The story I chose belongs to the Grimm Fairytale collection. I modified the story “Maid Maleen” into a version to better suit my overall theme. Through storytelling, the grandmother is able to teach her granddaughter the importance of inner beauty and finding one’s self worth.
I combine my skills in 3D computer work and digital drawing to create two separate worlds. One world serves as the “real world” with a stylized appearance to show the personality of the family. The second world illustrates the story being told. It is digitally hand-drawn where the texture of the mark is seen. This world is what the granddaughter visualizes when the story is read, as if she is drawing the story herself.
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