This diploma is based on art theory of narrative illustrations.
In theoretical part I describe the historical development of narrative illustration, both abroad and in Slovenia. It is followed by the artistic-theoretical part which contains a discussion about artistic problems of narrative illustrations in relation to illustrations from the book, which I have chosen to analyze. It is a story called "Patrick O'Brien, the Irish giant" from the Giants collection written by American writer Christopher Rawson and illustrated by Stephen Cartwright. Cartwright is the illustrator of all Rawson’s story collections about various mythological creatures such as dragons, witches, princesses and giants. I start with a breakdown of illustrations and narrative. I continue with a description of concepts abstract and iconic. Then I analyse the impact of individual expressive elements in the illustrations, describing their importance and characteristics. Next is an analysis of artistic articulations that can affect the expression on the illustration. This part also describes the importance of the humour in the illustration.
The study develops from artistic-theoretical part into practical part where I create and analyse my own book illustration of the story "Patrick 0'Brien Irish Giant", covered throughout the entire artistic-theoretical part. I illustrate with different approaches, with different use of artistic expression and articulation as the original illustrator Stephen Cartwright.
Art-teaching part contains an art preparation for children around 8-12, lesson would be suitable for painting workshops. I presented the narrative illustration to children by having them read the story from the aforementioned book. The children then individually created an illustration in their own articulation, illustrating the scene from the story that they remembered the most.