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Finding Motivation


Monday, Feb 22, 2016 - 09:02:40 am

@ Kapilan Naidu

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 →

Tags: 2D

Fruits of my Op Art Labor


Monday, Feb 22, 2016 - 07:02:03 am

@ Kapilan Naidu

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 →

Tags: 2D

The "I" in portraIt

Iskandar Ruhaizat

Sunday, Feb 21, 2016 - 11:47:28 am

@ Sang Musang

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 →

you did get into heart of this project- now the skills should include proper documenting: It would be good to: - include a better scan of the original drawing 'Sketching stage – Hecate’s Acolyte'- scan at 300 dpi as you can reuse for ZINE project and reinterpret it with the original text that you included in presentation... - include digital proposals as well- before they were cut out and printed! ( runners...)

TP: Process IV


Saturday, Feb 20, 2016 - 05:26:13 pm

@ 風鳴る翼

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


Saturday, Feb 20, 2016 - 05:07:16 pm

@ 風鳴る翼

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.


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the idea of "waves" is nicely used in combination with Japanese aesthetics. So the wave has specific meaning implied using that particular style. There is a nice feeling of freedom in your template drawing that was successfully and with confidence translated into paper cut .

Typographic Portrait: Trial and Error

Pang Xin

Friday, Feb 19, 2016 - 12:44:57 am

@ Pumpkins Cats and Doodles

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 →

stunning process: I say this could be used for ZINE! all the way have your final project done! please let's talk in class on this- and how you can recompose for zine... We can also address thinking in color and if ou could play with even more depth and sense of movement..which might require re-looking into tools...

Typographic Portrait: Iconophiliac sketches

Pang Xin

Thursday, Feb 18, 2016 - 07:08:14 pm

@ Pumpkins Cats and Doodles

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 →

These geometric and graphic symbols would be great for your well as for Point of View!



Wednesday, Feb 17, 2016 - 05:49:29 pm


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 soh

Monday, 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.

Your images have the ability to convey your ideas nicely! Your hard copy journal is nicely presenting your progress. OSS soft copy document on process could be improved in future: Consider minor edits for this OSS page: - increase size of your thumbnails- they are too small - when I click on them they are not rotated properly - how about using high-resolution scan or photo that could be re-edited further - marbling can be edit and improved using simple digital techniques - all of the images could be redited for your ZINE...More on that in class
One more recommendation: please include for each of your posts one image as a high res feature image...

TP: Process II (water)


Monday, Feb 15, 2016 - 03:39:21 am

@ 風鳴る翼

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 →

great drawing and style of design ..eclecticism of Japanese traditions and modern paper cut-outs drawings