Thursday, 9 January 2014

Heart of Darkness: Illustration Two

"he was useful because he had been instructed; and what he knew was this- that should the water in that transparent thing disappear, the evil spirit inside the boiler would get angry through the greatness of his thirst, and take a terrible vengeance."
Heart of Darkness illustration two!
More metaphors. Angry spirit = white man/imperialism as a whole, etc.
Slightly concerned the heart of gold sends the wrong message- was rather hoping it would signify greed, but not sure it reads that way. The shadow behind is meant to infer a darkness. And a few more fun metaphors. Yay.
Let me know what you think or if you can tell what I was going for? Thanks <3 font="">

Wednesday, 8 January 2014

Heart of Darkness: Illustration One

"Suddenly she opened her bared arms and threw them up rigid above her head, as though in an uncontrollable desire to touch the sky…"
Final Illustration for one of my Heart of Darkness folio society pieces.
Tried to be a little less literal with this.