These are some really rough pencil comps I did to flesh out the ideas from the previous post: I digitized them to better see how they would look: This idea wasn’t outlined in a previous post, but came to me in class.
REFERENCE ARTISTS #1 Qwaya_ / scottwon1 Here’s a Korean artist I first encountered and immediately fell in love with at the (very inspiring and absolutely life changing!!!) Seoul Illustration Fair last summer.
KEYWORDS not really in any particular order or category/theme, but really whatever came to my head: bubble tea (addict) / cat lady / aquarius / coffee / crafty (scissors?) / procrastinator / indecisive / awkward / cultural / hoarder / flowers!
CLASS EXERCISE As a prelude to the self-portrait exercise, we partnered up and did a quick sketch of our partners.
EARLY RESEARCH + INITIAL IDEA DEVELOPMENT STAGE # 1 WATER & STORYTELLING Role & symbolism of water in the cultural narratives (folktales) of Asia The lessons we didn’t learn from all these folktales / morals of the stories that we didn’t get Water as commodity vs water as a sacred entity / life giving object — animism Main takeaway: in many, if not all cultures, water features as an animistic concept STAGE # 2 WATER & ANIMISM Oldest known belief system, the belief that natural objects & the universe itself has a soul/spirit Water as a supernatural life force, b/c all material phenomena have agency Teaching us how to behave towards another being, even if they aren’t human —applying animism to the modern day context UN proposal for the rights of Mother Earth (2009) – President of Bolivia called on the general assembly to develop a Universal Declaration of the Rights of
CONCEPT When we first got the project brief, I knew immediately what art style/direction I wanted to take.
CONCEPTUALISATION + FORMAT My ideas for this topic went through many different (and drastic) changes, but I’m happy with the direction it ended up going in.