Jiang Xiaoyu

Nostalgic Line Drawing Ads - Aspirin

Class of: 2022

Major: Illustration BFA

Medium: Paper

Faculty: Rachel P Youens

Prompt: Andy Warhol's line drawing were taken as an example in class. Students would learn from his style and be using a product found in their research to create an advertisement for it.

Aspirin is one of the most widely used medicines in the 20th century. It is effective against fever, pain and inflammation, and it is once considered a
panacea. Andy Warhol’s line drawing style is simple but effective, for most of figures he drawn are vivid and relaxed. I tried to create a scene of conflict, and a sense of movement through similar lines. In order to activate the product, I drew a knight with the aspirin bottle as his head. He is fighting with a chimera, a creature comes from Greek myth. Each of the beast’s head represents a symptom that aspirin can treat.