Saturday, 31 December 2011

Three Wishes Story

This is my first illustration for the three wishes story by Kurt  Schwitters

It is about a man that had three wishes and for his last wish he wished to be a fish but regretted it straight away as he had the same characteristics of a fish; he couldn't talk or even cry, just swim round like a fish.

The mime face symbolises the fact that he can't speak and so do the pins around the fish as they express the saying 'so quiet you could hear a pin drop'

The strips on the fish might be confusing but they show the fish wearing a stripy shirt like a mime does and dungarees.

The reason why I put houses, crowds and coins on the fish is from his previous wishes- wealth and power

Enjoyed the painting process and will be developing this more

Hope the illustration is more clear from reading this, thanks