Finished my poster assignment for digital illustration! Phew. Relatively proud of parts of this..?? I printed out an A1 poster of it today, and ….wow, printing big is scary. All of my mistakes big and in your face, ugh! .
Even the very ending can be interpreted in two opposite ways: either Ofelia created a fairy-tale world in her head to escape real life and ultimately committed a form of suicide, or she’s simply an awakened being who saw what the masses bound to the material world cannot see and ultimately completed her process of illumination to become a true immortal. (x)
Once upon a time, when the forest was young, it was home to creatures who were full of magic and wonder. They protected one another and slept in the shade of a colossal fig tree that grew on a hill, near the mill. But now, the tree is dying. The branches are dry, its trunk old and twisted. A monstrous toad has settled in its roots inside and won’t let the trees thrive.