Wednesday, 16 April 2014

Ny Daily News: Relatives Have Hope

 http://www.nydailynews.com/news/world/relatives-missing-malaysia-airlines-passengers-hopeful-article-1.1723195
http://www.nydailynews.com/news/world/relatives-missing-malaysia-airlines-passengers-hopeful-article-1.1723195
Looking at several articles online has given me an insight into the anguish the relatives of the missing passengers of Malaysia Airline flight Mh370 have had to face.

I have illustrated one of the photographs from this article:



'A man cries at a prayer ceremony for passengers’ family members Saturday in Subang Jaya, Malaysia.'



The deep tones I have used bring out the detail and emotions of the relative. He is situated within a large white space signifying the loss he has suffered. However, the watercolour is quite dark portraying the image as quite harsh in comparison to others. Even so, the composition is effective to demonstrate his emotions and significant loss, once again touching upon the idea of a 'void' felt by the relatives.

Keeping the illustrations quite simple is effective for focusing on specific aspects of the news coverage of the missing flight MH370. As there are so many variations and elements to the story as a whole, along with past, present and ongoing articles, I have picked out specific articles relating to the emotions of the relatives which they have to endure without finding answers to their questions and any knowledge about what really happened to the flight.

Future illustrations will be more subtle, although this image could be de-saturated in Photoshop to make the tones less harsh.