Assignment 1-A Line Is A Dot That Went For A Walk

Final Composition:

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Process (Part 1-Sketches)

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(Part 2-Monoprinting Development)



(Part 3-Monoprint in class!!!)

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Part 4 (Final)

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1) Anxious


Using monoprint technique with full of straight lines gives me a sense of anxious.

2) Embarrassed


This is a full set of contour lines and the medium I use is white pen,marker,watercolor and color paper.It was some lines hidden behind the paper, when you explore it, which is mean embarrassed.

3) Bizzare


It is a paper slider that shows me a sense of bizzare.

4) Exhausted


I felt exhausted when I was producing this emotion.

5) Fragile


The white part represent the meaning of fragment. The medium I used was soft pastel.

6) Systematic


It was a paper cutting that I was influenced by the Chinese paper cut. It was cut randomly to create difference pattern. At last, I arranged it in order to give a sense of systematic.

7) Lyrical


Fire gives me passion as it is very hot. For this emotion, I used the joss stick to burn the catridge paper and used some newspaper let the design not look like too simple.



The monoprinting pattern looks like a big waves, as someone was missing in it.

9) Nonsensical


Tools: Toilet paper roll.

10) Psychotic


I am tring to use a rope from a bag to create some natural curves.

11) Ambigous


Tool: Masking Tape

12) Distracted


13) Sensual


14) Sloven


15) Spontaneous


I just use pencil to create simple line and use eraser to erase it, to form the natural line

16) Aggressive


While using entangled threads to express aggression, the addition of flower makes it even aggressive.

17) Awkward


The media used are straws and poster colors. Drip colors on paper then blow straw to spread colors over the paper. What makes me feel interest is the awkward situation when the colors are being blown away yet they didn’t seem to move.

18) Indecisive


Reusing and modifying the monoprinting technique, the presence of discontinuous line express indecisice.



Thoughout the whole process, I have tried to use many medium that I never used before, I realised that different medium will produce different visual effects. I had so much fun and excitement while completing this project.

To me, it is a great experience.


Assignment 2-Nursery Rhymes

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Research | Reference Artist

Artist: Holger Matthies

Biography/Work Experience

He was born 1940 in Hamburg, Germany and apprenticed in color lithography from 1957 to 1961. In 1961 and ‘62 he studied in the Works School of Art and from 1962 to 1966 he attended the University of Formative Art in Hamburg. He started to work as a freelance graphic designer in 1966. 1966/70 and 1984/85 he was a guest professor at the Work School of Art. 1994: Appointment for professor of visual communication at University of Arts, Berlin. Matthies realized lectures and workshops for Students at academies and universities for design and art in 15 different countries. He was member of jury at the International Poster Biennial in Warsaw and the triennials in Lachti, Colorado, Toyama, Berlin, Hongkong, Chaumont and Essen.




Holger Matthies German Website click here

Rhyme Chosen: Old Macdonald had a farm

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Part 1: Exploration on Photoshop / Searching image / Managing concept

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Final Composition:

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And on that farm he had a COW. E-I-E-I-O.

And on that farm he had a HORSE. E-I-E-I-O.

And on that farm he had a SHEEP. E-I-E-I-O.


With an oink oink here. An oink oink there. Here an oink. There an oink. Everywhere an oink oink.

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And on that farm he had a DUCK. E-I-E-I-O.

And on that farm he had a ROOSTER. E-I-E-I-O.


Old McDonald had a farm. E-I-E-I-O.

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SketchBook Development:

















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I like the process when I am looking for inspiration by taking reference from the relevant artists. I not only can learn their skills in design and also can create new styles to express myself. I thought the most successful artist is not depend on their final effects or outcome of their artworks, but is he expressed successfully what he want to express.

Thanks Mimi for helping me on assignment 2, including the lecture and the consultant session given during the class,  it give me a chance to learn the basic knowledge of design principles and how to improve the weak point on my design. Thanks also to the boy boy who taught us Photoshop in class, it let me know more photoshop technic in the shortest time, untill the assignment was completed.






Title: The Apollo

Log line: A man who can predict the future was trying to change the life of a child.

Genre: Drama/Tragedy/Family

Myth used: Oedipus the King


Original myth summary

Summary The King of Thebes was Laius,and an oracle predicted, before the birth of his son, that this son would one day be his father’s murderer. When born, Laius gives the child to a herdsman and orders him to take him out beyond the city and kill him. Out of pity for the child, the herdsman gave the baby to another herdsman.

The child is rescued, by the King of Corinth, Polybus and raised as their own son. When Oedipus learns of a prophecy foretelling that he will kill his father and marry his mother, he leaves Corinth believing that his now parents are his true parents.

On the road to Thebes, Oedipus meets Laius, his biological father, and kills him after an argument. Later Oedipus solves the riddle of the Sphinx. For freeing the kingdom of Thebes from the Sphinx’s curse Oedipus is rewarded with kingship and marriage to queen Jocasta, who is his biological mother. When they discover what they have done, fulfilling the prophecy, Oedipus blinds himself and Jocasta commits suicide.



Apollo (40) / A lecturer in university who has a special ability that can see through people’s future. A helpful person full with compassionate, always use his speciality to help the people who will have the tragic encounter.

Oedipus (21) / A boy who has a set of tragic encounter since young. Being helped by his lecturer, Apollo.

Lauis (42) / Oedipus’s biological father.

Jocasta (39) / Oedipus’s biological mother, who has strong capacity in her career. Oedipus was fascinated by her.

Oedipus’s foster parents (46 & 43 ) / They are merciful, were willing to accept Oedipus as their own son.



Apollo was a lecturer and he can know everything, even the future. He knew that Oedipus, who was an orphan and also was his student of foundation year in NTU University, will have a tragic future through the dream, he sympathised with this child that who will kill his father and married with his mother.

Apollo decided to save this student who was abandoned by his biological parents to met his foster parents. Oedipus’s foster parents treat him as their own son. Apollo thought that, he is helping Oedipus.

One day, Oedipus received a call from stranger said he was not the biological son of his current parents and he would do outrageous things, Oedipus was fear to accept the truth, so he escaped from the home.

However, Apollo wanted to help the child back to his home where originally belonged to him, so he guided Oedipus to meet his biological father, Lauis, but did not expect Oedipus would go for a joyride due to he can’t accept the fact of he was an abandoned child. Accidentally, Oedipus killed a man in the car accident. The victim in the car accident was actually his biological father, Oedipus still didn’t know it.

After that, Oedipus was thrown into a reformatory school because of driving recklessly. Apollo was unwilling let Oedipus be alone, so he saved Oedipus from the reformatory school and gave him a new job. While he was working, Oedipus fell in love with a competent career woman, Jocasta and married with her. But he never expected that this woman was his mother. Finally, Oedipus knew the truth about he killed his father and married with his mother. His wife and also his mother hanged herself, Oedipus felt sad so that he blinded his eyes, living a painful life.

Apollo looked at the staggering figure of Oedipus, he feel very sad, was it his fault? If in the beginning he didn’t give a helping hand to Oedipus, maybe the ending would not be like that.

He realised that other’s fate should be in their own hands.

Now, Apollo knew that what he can do was only see the future of others’, not changing.



The title of this original myth is called Oedipus the King, it had a lot of unexpected turning point, gave me some inspiration that how to rewrite this myth. I feel interesting when I am reading because you really can’t expected what will happen in the next.

We all know about in the ancient Greek society, apollo is a god that greeks used to worship. They think that whatever happens in the world always connected to God’s willing, but this only the tragedy was caused by the aberrant society.

Apollo is selected to be another character because from the perspective of God, we can see the weakness of humanity more clearly, and even the cowardice of human. Whether past or present, human still cannot overcome from the fear of unknown future. This let us be afraid.

This story retell from the perspective of apollo, brought out the merciful characteristic of God, God is very concerned about everything in the world, thus he made something which is good for oedipus, even to protect him. But this has created a paradox and also affect the whole story. For example, if apollo don’t know in advance what will be happen in the oedipus future, he would not go to prevent, or try to change anything. So,Apollo seem very importance in this story. For this, I can summarize that because we already know what will happen in the next so we will be careful and take prevention, will not dare to do what we actually want to do.

And also another want to bring out is OUR FATES ARE IN OUR HANDS ,we are the hero of our own life, we should not let anyone or any unknown force change the road of life that is our own to explore.


Poster Inspiration


The poster I photoshop with this effect in the fire is supposed to show apollo although is an ordinary person, but he has the special ability which is different as others.