Charly : The King's Post

Exploration

Un-commissioned | Professional

Why did you make this work:
This animation is based on small incidences of The King’s daily life, he meets with different crowd everyday. Today it was a noisy bunch, everyone is busy taking photos and selfies of themselves, but no one truly look at the piece, namely him. He felt a lack of reverence and decided the imminent need to add a 'POST' reminding people of the 'No-photo policy' rule at the Museum.

How was the illustration used:
The animated illustration was initially intended as a personal exploration. During the creation, it also led to other mini stories about his daily incidences eg. The King's Haircut, where I researched into 18th century grooming and hairstyles. The King's 'hard-to-please' personality is reflected in the different situations, which may bring a smile to people.

How did you make this work:
I first created the character, then a story board of the King's daily encounters. I used a frame by frame classical technique to bring The King to life as an animated character piece.


Social Media:
instagram.com/charlycheung

Personal Website:
charlynco.com

College:
Central St. Martins College of Art & Design
Course:
BA Graphic Design (Illustration path)
Year of Graduation:
2006


Currently Based:
Hong Kong

Biography:
Charly Cheung, Canadian-born Hong Kong, Illustrator / Character designer. She started pursuing her passion in London, venturing from Graphics, Branding, Character, Animation & Illustration. Always evolving with the use of traditional and digital skills in her work. Traveling is an essential part of her Creative Journey - eager on exploring and embracing different cultures, history and people.

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