As a personal project, Haydn has produced an illustration showing the impact of how social media plays a part within our society. There are many positives that social media brings, from connecting people, growing organisations to raising awareness. Through social media Haydn has built an audience which he is very grateful for, however there’s also a hidden side which isn’t talked about as much – the way people represent themselves online.
Looking through Instagram, Facebook to Twitter, everyone can seem like they are living a perfect life. Everything is rosy and dandy. However, rarely is life itself always perfect. Within this illustration Haydn looked at how we can wear masks whilst posting on social media, giving off an aura of happiness within our lifes even though this might not be the case for some certain individuals.
Using a limited colour palette of acrylic and digital, the illustration focuses on the hyper-reality that phones and social media brings to our lifes.