One Hit Wonder

Cards

Around three years ago, I was asked to draw multiple Christmas cards, the only way I could think of to go about doing so was through pen and water colour. The cards I created were 10cm/10cm and possess some simple and sweet illustrations of animals. The people I sent them to liked them so much that they commissioned me to draw several more so that they could give them to other people.

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Seeing that these cards were quite a hit, I then created a Facebook page, “Hannah’s Handmade Cards” as well as an Instagram page, “hanshandmadecards” where I was constantly posting all the different card illustrations. For the following six months I was constantly posting and selling cards, making quite a bit of pocket money. Then, unfortunately,  the hype died down and so did my card making.

I still draw cards for family and friends, but that is as far as my one hit wander card business goes. :’)

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Dystopia Concept

Process

I have always been fascinated by alternative ideas of worlds, this includes various life forms and terrains. So I decided to create my own dystopian world with direct reference to the immorality of the world we live in. This includes dominance, indoctrination, religion and power in all forms. I created 20 gnomes in different gestural positions and a large flower with a face, made out of clay, followed by a drawing of a large monstrous creature, all representing different concepts. A few concept drawings can be seen below.

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The big creature portrayed in my drawing below evokes the undiluted power found in just a handful of individuals around the world.This is done using pencil and ink.

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The flower seen below is characterized by a face, which symbolizes the ambitions, aspirations, and desires of the gnomes, who represent the general public. This flower, despite its aesthetic appeal, acts as a parasite on the ground it grows on; damage to the environment is ultimately inevitable if one chooses to strive in life or in one’s career.

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Hannah Work One(1)

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The fat man asserts his power by consuming the flowers produced by the gnomes, either forcefully or with their consent. This is representative of how we allow these high-powered people or beliefs, to obliterate our dreams, by means of passivity and depletion of self-esteem.

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I would love to continue working on this concept, but time is an issue at the moment. I will definitely continue to build on this concept in the future.

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