I have just finished an Editorial Illustration to support an article about how researchers are developing an app that decodes a babies cry.
There can be multiple things wrong with babies if they cry, such as hunger, tiredness or generally feeling unwell.
The tool is not available on the iPhone yet but it seems like a really handy app for parents, and for the kids that want their certain needs met! With my illustration I decided to concentrate on hunger that can trigger a babies cry. After producing mind-maps and thumbnails (shown below), I wanted to communicate the idea of decoding a babies cry, and turning the ‘signal’ of the cry into into a plate of spaghetti, decoding what the baby actually wants.
The illustration was actually harder than I thought it would be, as spaghetti is rather difficult to paint, however I think have overcome this in the final outcome, with an added leaf on top.
The painting is done with gouache and scanned into Photoshop for retouching and finalising.
It was a very interesting article to read about, as I’ve never really thought about how critical decoding a babies cry can be, hopefully they can release it soon!
If you like my editorial illustration blog posts, how about checking out my other posts. One about Food and Calories Editorial or Emotions and Temperature Editorial.
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