Tales of the Neglected

The sad stories of objects left behind

Tales of the Neglected is a drawing reportage that captures objects left in the street of Berlin and their emotions. Through short fictional stories, the book offers another kind of perspective on the way objects might feel when being abandoned in the street. The project mixes photography and black ink resulting of a style that find itself between a gothic and a street-like aesthetic.

My Role

Illustrator / Photographer / Book Layout Designer / Writer

During this project, I had the occasion to search for abandoned objects in the street and sketch on cite. The drawing reportage also gave me the occasion to combine diverse forms of art like: writing, painting and photography.
The challenge was to find interesting elements to reproduce, in a small amount of time.

Main tasks

  • Finding abandoned objects & Sketching on cite
  • Painting of each images
  • Combining pictures & paintings
  • Stories writing
  • Book layout

Workflow

On cite image

First sketch

Ink paint

Final result

Some textures created to
enhance certain background images

Before adding the texture

After

Final result

About

Mylène Ben Osman

is a Visual Artist & Game Designer based in Berlin, Germany.
Her work essentially focuses on illustration, environment art and the creation of psychological or conscious experiences. Themes such as mysteries of the mind and dark nature are often represented in her creations, conveying strong emotions to her audience.

Game design degree at the Berlin University of Europe Applied Sciences