Climate Change: a Global Crisis

OPINION: Climate change a global crisis

Jose L. Martinez | BRIDGE contributing illustrator
This illustration published March 30, 2020.

By Jose L. Martinez
Bridge contributing illustrator
Published March 30, 2020

For this concept, my intention is to use line, shape, value, form and space to create proportions, variety, unity and emphasis.

Using these art elements and design principles, I remind people how plastics are a contributing factor to climate change. To support this message, I creatively combine the unrelated ideas of bullying with climate change. 

After personifying all these different components, I use value and roughly the same scale to unify them; however, to create contrast and emphasis on the world globe, I arrange it at the center of the composition, reduce its scale and use it as the main light source.


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