Before Dr. Seuss became a writer he worked in advertising. This artwork is narrative because the picture tells a story, the story being that if you by Flit it will kill mosquitos and flies. The media used in this advertisement is ink and pen. Dr. Seuss fist draws out the images and then fills them in with ink, the colours are blended well and you can see areas that have a shadow on them.
“An artist can employ contrast as a tool, to direct the viewer’s attention to a particular point of interest within the piece”. In this piece the point of interest is the tank, the black and white colours contrast each other, the orange colour of the soldiers vests stand out against the dark colours behind it, which is eye catching. Seuss uses many colours in this piece, in total he uses 7. The 7 colours are yellow, white, dark grey, blue, green, red and orange. The colours are used in a realistic way as a mosquito is brown and a tank is green. In Dr. Seuss’s particular style his lines are droopy and curved. As seen with the people the lines on their face are curved ad droopy. The lines on the yank are also curved, tanks are not curved in real life so this is a surreal representation of a tank. Dr. Seuss did not draw with straight lines, the only straight lines in this picture are the motion lines to represent movement.
Dr. Seuss uses motion lines to show that things are moving, he used this technique in his earlier work in advertising and he also uses this technique in his later work/books. In Dr. Seuss’s first book ‘And to think I saw it on Mulberry street’ he uses motion lines to show that the boy Marco is walking/moving down the street.