KapiMonday, Feb 22, 2016 - 09:02:40 am
In my previous post, I discussed how simply pursuing a particular aesthetic and execution style was not helping me come up with any compelling compositions, ideas or directions to push this brief towards. I also mentioned earlier that I usually have difficulties creating works that were introspective in nature. At this point, I started looking around at what kind of directions Read more →
Fruits of my Op Art Labor
KapiMonday, Feb 22, 2016 - 07:02:03 am
Armed with my research of Op Art, I went to work on experimenting and creating a few pieces. I like using digital as my weapon of choice. Especially with the creation of very precise geometrical shapes, I felt using a tool that was equally as accurate would make sense. I created these on Adobe Illustrator. Here are the results:
This first Read more →
The "I" in portraIt
Iskandar RuhaizatSunday, Feb 21, 2016 - 11:47:28 am
Since the number of portraits have been reduced to four, I’ve narrowed down the candidates to be:Agender Ice Queen Runner Child/Nostalgia
Which, to give some sort of coherence, I’ve changed them to associate myself with different Greek deities:Hecate’s Acolyte Heart of Hera Hermes’s Prodigy Son of Aphrodite
A Takato Yamamoto inspired piece. Attempting to put in symbols that represents me (full moon, carnations, etc).
Managed to gather a lot (really Read more →
TP: Process IV
Off to the last! Mountains!
I initially wanted to add my chinese characters into this piece
I found many many inspiring examples on pinterest.
I really like this layering of the sky instead of the actual mountains to show the illusion of having mountains. I found out that the importance of knowing where my light is coming Read more →
TP: Process III
With the completion of branches and water, I have decided to go with roaring waves and mountains for the final 2 piece.
Making of waves:
I was influenced with the japanese style waves, which I did for my last semester EGO project too. I like the strength that it gives and also the creativity that I am allowed to go with it.
Typographic Portrait: Trial and Error
Pang XinFriday, Feb 19, 2016 - 12:44:57 am
All the Process.
Before this, as I was quite fixated on the illuminated manuscript idea, I was pretty determined to do all my designs by hand.
But. 2 problems quickly became apparent. Firstly, it appears my ability to paint are not on the caliber of medieval monks.
Secondly, I was uncertain about what to do with the backgrounds. Illuminated manuscripts also tend to either have Read more →
Typographic Portrait: Iconophiliac sketches
Pang XinThursday, Feb 18, 2016 - 07:08:14 pm
After deciding on the symbols I could use, I started to combine some of them to explore the meaning or themes I wanted to fulfill with each design.
The experiments are mostly on the left, while the final 6 designs are on the right. I tried to push the meaning of each design as far as possible without distorting Read more →
2D TYPOGRAPHIC PORTRAIT PROCESS
To start off this project, I decided to write about myself in terms of characteristics and personalities and likes and dislikes so that I would have a selection of attributes to choose from to present for this project.
Initially, I wanted to draw my own face and use words that describe my personality to form the image like Read more →
Typographic Portrait: Process
szewen sohMonday, Feb 15, 2016 - 02:05:25 pm
Brainstorming on my sketchbook
Using tribal patterns with my name hidden in it to form the peacock’s tail.
TP: Process II (water)
As i wanted to go with the theme of nature, after branches, the next element that came to my mind is water. Initially, i was wondering how should i make water interesting when it is just water?
I found really good references of water cut outs on pinterest. It reminded me that water could contain so many things! Fishes, seaweed, bubbles, Read more →