|Illustration by Sonia Roetter. 1946|
|Helen Oxenbury Nursery Rhyme Book, 1986.|
Illustrate the Nursery Rhyme Three Blind Mice
Three blind mice, three blind mice.
See how they run, see how they run.
They all ran after the farmer's wife,
who cut their tales with a carving knife.
Did you ever see such a thing in your life as three blind mice.
• Create at least 2 final illustrations. (but at least 1 full spread)
• Break up the text anyway you want, but you may not alter the actual text (ie. change the words)
Pay attention to:
a) The characters you use (do the character development exercise if you like)
b) Composition (do the composition exercise if you get stuck)
c) Attention to detail. What type of line are you using for your characters etc..---you need to employ consistency within a story / within a chosen style. These illustrations should look like they are from the same book.
*Bonus: If you want, try to sketch out the whole story layout for the rhyme.
*Bonus: If you want, try to illustrate the images all in a way that make the story seem very SPOOKY or FUNNY, or SAD. But if you choose one of these you have to make all of your images spooky or funny or sad. You have to use the same style and mood in ALL of the images, as if they were all part of the same book. This will help you practice consistency.
BRING FOR NEXT CLASS:
Some things you have around the house you can bear to let go off. Like for example: Tape, newspaper, coloured paper, wire, thread, styrofoam (look in your recycling bin for stuff). If you don't find anything that inspires you just go to a dollar store and look in the craft section!
Anything that's not too big and you think you could make a fun character out of. Also: Bring some of your favorite drawing tools (pens, pencils markers etc..) coloured pencils markers, pastels etc.. and your sketchbook if you have one. Or some paper you like.