Jessica// ‘Jesstival’ was the title for my Illustration level 6 Pre-major project.


Over the summer I worked at many festivals as a creative supervisor, and I wanted to put these inspiring experiences into my work as an illustrator. Inspired by the temporary utopia that festivals create I decided to make my own world.


I started drawing from architecture, books, photographs of festivals and doodling from my imagination.
I wanted to blur the lines between reality and fantasy, and building from real life experiences create a fantasy world from my imagination based on things I like and things I have experienced.I am also fascinated with character design and how illustrators create characters that we can relate to despite their obscurities.


Jesstival is a 12 page long concertina filled with colour and fun, and has an animation to go alongside it.

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