Thesis Committee Member(s)
Regis College Senior Honors Program
Thesis - Open Access
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My thesis consists of a series of five illustrations based on European folktales, and a written examination of the development of the logic behind the artistic process. I deal with the Scottish story "Tam Lin"; the German story "The Six Swans"; the Icelandic story "The Seal's Skin"; the Norwegian story "East of the Sun and West of the Moon"; and the Russian story "The Death of Koshchei the Deathless". I consider the reasons for choosing a particular scene to illustrate, how to most effectively compose the scene to convey the story to viewers in a clear visual manner, and how I used the elements and principles of design to create an illustration that is successful both as a stand-alone piece of art and a means of visually retelling a story. Additionally, I reflect on how illustrating these stories have affected the way I think about both folktales and illustration as a whole.
Date of Award
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Sellers, Rachel, "From Linguistic Cues to Concrete Visuals: Exploring the Relationship Between Narration and Illustration Through the Creation of Illustrations Based On European Folktales" (2014). Student Publications. 608.