This is the style i'd like to go for with this workshop.
When we first got given the brief we were told we had to choose between two different quotes to illustrate:
Quote One (reference either Pulp fiction covers or 1950s Advertising)
“How do I control my life when I can’t control my hair?” – anon
Quote Two (reference Victorian posters)
“BLESS the HAIRDRESSER. He attacks Mother Nature for a small fee. Hourly he ploughs heads for sixpence, Scours chins and lips for threepence. He makes systematic mercenary war on this WILDERNESS. He trims aimless and retrograde growths Into CLEAN ARCHES SHAPES and ANGULAR PLOTS. BLESS this HESSIAN (or SILESIAN) EXPERT correcting the grotesque anachronisms of our physique.” - Wyndham Lewis
I chose quote two to illustrate because even though the mass amount of text needs to be put in the illustration, the text itself can inform the illustration better than the other quote.
When reading through the quote it was obvious to me that the hairdresser is described to be able to do many tasks and with the first line of “BLESS the HAIRDRESSER” I see him being like a god, like Vishnu or Ganesh. I decided then that the barber should be multi armed in order to be God like and to be able to do all the tasks that he’s able to do at the same time. Also in cartoons when a character’s doing multi tasking at high speeds it is drawn like they’ve got multiple arms and to add to the godliness of the barber character I put beams of light coming out of him.