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What are you looking at?: The illustrator and reference material
University of Arts, Crafts and Design, Department of Design, Interior Architecture and Visual Communication (DIV), Graphic Design & Illustration.ORCID iD: 0000-0003-0165-9328
Number of Authors: 12021 (English)Conference paper, Oral presentation with published abstract (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

The relationship of the illustrator to their reference material is often private. Illustrators accumulate and analyse hundreds of images in their practices to visually understand their subjects.

This paper proposes a discussion of a culture of greater visibility and responsibility when dealing with this material, in education and in personal practice. How can illustration education empower future illustrators to question the meanings and provenance of the source material that they use to create their work? Can reference material really be substituted for lived experience?

 

With a focus on the use of reference material that relates to the depiction of the black body, this paper will explore the ethical parameters and power structures inherent in the process, and push for discussion of how to be respectful when it comes to dealing with images that we use but do not own. 

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2021.
Keywords [en]
reference material, illustration, race
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Visual Arts
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URN: urn:nbn:se:konstfack:diva-8305OAI: oai:DiVA.org:konstfack-8305DiVA, id: diva2:1618820
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Education and Illustration: Models Methods Paradigms, 11th Illustration Research Symposium Kingston University, UK, Thursday 11 February - Friday 12 February 2021
Available from: 2021-12-10 Created: 2021-12-10 Last updated: 2022-01-11Bibliographically approved

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