BEFORE SUNRISE ( Illustration in magazine ,July 2015, hard pastel and color pencil on paper)

I am both the writer and illustrator of this column published in a day magazine, the magazine about design and inspiration in Thailand. The content is a fantasy short story that tells about the dark, sorrow and strange dream which is actually related to my problems real life and it leads to a twist and unexpected ending.

The broken house | a day vol.182
The broken house | a day vol.182
Water and fire | a day vol.183
Water and fire | a day vol.183
The crossroad | a day vol.184
The crossroad | a day vol.184
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p155_before sunrise 2
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p145_before sunrise
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p155_before sunrise
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p143_before sunrise
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p161_before sunrise
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p145_before sunrise 2
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p143_before sunrise 2
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p161_before sunrise 2
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p152_before sunrise
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p148_before sunrise

DESIGN PROCESS

Concept brainstorm and analysis
Concept brainstorm and analysis
Reference of mood and tone
Reference of mood and tone

surreal, mournful and delicate painting like Alice Wellinger and Jimmy Liao's art work

100% black pastel
100% black pastel

I try to use hard pastel colour that can perfectly give diffuse and soft texture.But using 100% black is too aggressive.

pastel colors
pastel colors

The conclusion is using some pale and dark colors for the whole picture and add some bright colors as a spotlight.

Comparison
Comparison

At the same time, I try to use the watercolor but it can be clearly seen that it is not as delicate as the pastel.