Jessica Hannigan
After Party


Un-commissioned | New Talent

Why did you make this work:
This series was created for a personal thesis in my last year of school at Sheridan College. My goal was to explore how to illustrate a room in a way that defies technical perspective and opens up the mind to new ways to perceiving 4 walls of a space as a room. They depict the energy left behind in a room after its occupants have stepped out, and the stories that are told through the debris.

How was the illustration used:
This series will be used in my portfolio.

How did you make this work:
When creating these pieces, I started with loose shapes of colour and pattern to achieve a satisfying composition, and used them as guides for the final pieces. This process helped change my viewpoint when I was going about making the rooms, and added to the abstract and flat nature I was trying to achieve. I added some of these studies as little paintings on the walls of the rooms.

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Sheridan College
Honours Bachelor of Illustration
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Currently Based:
I'm currently living in Ontario, Canada.

Jessica grew up in Fort Erie, Ontario. She recently finished her final year of the Honours Bachelor of Illustration program at Sheridan College. Jess creates with a sense of naivety and simplicity of shape balanced in complex, chaotic worlds with saturated, acidic palettes.