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"The Caregiver" illustration for OFFF16 book #‎Archetype‬

The Caregiver
OFFF16 Book - Archetype
Theme based on Carl Jung's archetype theories 

The Caregiver
Motto: Love your neighbour as yourself
Core desire: to protect and care for others
Goal: to help others
Greatest fear: selfishness and ingratitude
Strategy: doing things for others
Weakness: martyrdom and being exploited
Talent: compassion, generosity
The Caregiver is also known as: The saint, altruist, parent, helper, supporter.
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Behind my work there is always an unspoken story. When designing a character, I treat it like meeting someone for the first time. In the beginning you know just the bare facts about them but as you spend more time together you discover fascinating insights about their personality and their history. I’m always talking to my characters - I ask questions about pretty much everything I illustrate, why, what, where, when - it’s all important. It’s not just the characters, it’s everything; objects, buildings, scenery. I believe the more answers you can find the more depth the design takes on and the more believable and interesteing it appears :)))
 
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His prehistoric urge to rip her throat open was met with a sympathetic smile. “The soup of the day is ‘Cock-a -Leekie’, dear.”
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