In the Native American themed brief I was asked to create a wallpaper for children by the end of the module, I thought it would be pretty interesting to look at skulls, specifically animal skulls, like that of rams and cows, I thought it tied well with the buffalo idea which is very relevant to the theme. However, I wanted something a bit quirky and different, so I looked at a graphic side to my drawings, drawing in fine liner and pencil. And developing that by filling in some of the areas with pattern. By developing the skulls in this way, its given them a softer edge to them instead of being all horror-like which wouldn’t mesh well with children.
At the end of my last year, one of the final topics was Pioneer, in which I studied the animals and wildlife surrounding ”Native Americans”. I like a challenge and before then, I’d never really drawn animals before. If ever. It was one thing I was always scared to do because I knew it would take work and I didn’t think I’d be good at drawing them. This was my first result.