Left: drawing, Right: Plate from Preston Museum
Narrative is something that has been mentioned a lot in my tutorials but I have really been struggling to work out how to incorporate story telling into my designs. I was inspired by some antique plates to tell a story through portraits combined with images, so I drew a few of my friends and their belongings in the style of the plates I was inspired by. I think these were successful as they give you an insight into the person in the centre of the image, but the limited colours prevents it from looking too confusingly busy.
Left: Plate from Bowes Museum, Right: plate design.