Jack and the Beanstalk
Well, I certainly had a difficult time with this project. I hadn’t had a problem figuring out how to bring Jack and the Beanstalk into modern times, I had fun with that, but putting it into a digital form was hard for me.
To start, I had to find a way Jack could be someone from 2006. I decided the story would go as follows:
Jack sells his Hummer for some beans to a street dealer downtown.
The beans are tossed out the window.
A giant beanstalk grows in the middle of the city.
Jack rides the elevator to the top of the beanstalk.
Jack sees the mansion across the top of the clouds.
Jack goes inside and sees the giant.
Jack sees the treasures the giant possesses (chicken that lays golden eggs: Naïve – or Evian spelt backwards, the magic harp: an iPod, and the bag of gold: a gold visa card)
Jack steals the possessions and goes back down the elevator.
Jack takes a wrecking ball to the beanstalk.
Jack rejoices on the fallen beanstalk.
Now I had to create the images. I finally decided to make the images very childlike. I thought back to my younger years and remembered making images with construction paper and crayons. Since the story is a child’s fairy tale, I wondered how it would look using images I would have made when I was younger.
Ultimately, I’m happy with some of the images, but not all. I wish I had gotten to try this process out a bit earlier (perhaps on a different project), since I think the concept is good and some tweaking on the image process would have made it a really fun one to look at.