DN1002 – Assignment 3 – Ego – Results and reflections



#1: The potato
I am represented here by a potato, describing myself as an inwardly static person. The potato goes to art school and is irreversibly changed, even though deep down it is still the same thing.
#2: The glass of iced water
I am represented here by a glass of iced water, being an individual who is both intolerant of cold and hot temperatures.


#3: The paintbrush
The paintbrush represents me as a student in ADM, facing a mountain of deadlines which is symbolised by the bars that represent a Gantt chart normally used to keep track of schedules. The final frame, similar to Assignment 1, uses textures to describe the stress of trying to meet these deadlines. In order to show the “damages” left by attending school, I left the brush hairs and bits of paper left behind after vigorously working the paper surface with the paintbrush in the first frame and watercolours.
#4: The cat
This set of frames illustrates my identity as a “cat person”, and my fondness for the rain which is a source of calmness and reflection.

For me, this project was quite a big step from the previous assignments due to the use of colour, which was entirely absent both in My Line is Emo and Forrest Gump.

It was relatively challenging to have to utilise colour harmonies, as I tend to use colours in a more instinctive manner (instead of having to scrutinise the techniques) in my work.

Nonetheless, this is a definitely a good way to round off the course, and I’ve to say I’ve really enjoyed DN1002!

DN1002 – Assignment 3 – Ego – Colour theories and harmonies

After going through 2 assignments based exclusively on black and white (and greyscale), it’s refreshing to be able to work on something in colour!

As this is something new for the module, it is definitely important to understand the usage of colours to ensure our work stands out.

Colour harmonies

Complementary – the use of colours opposite each other on the colour wheel

Color Wheel with complementary color scheme

Analogous – the use of colours located next to each other on the colour wheel

Color Wheel with analogous color scheme

Triad – the use of three colours evenly spaced on the colour wheel

Color Wheel with triadic color scheme

Split Complementary – variation of the Complementary arrangement, similar but with lesser tension

Color Wheel with split-complementary color scheme

Rectangular and Square – four colours from across the colour wheel

Color Wheel with tetradic color schemeColor Wheel with square color scheme

Source: http://www.tigercolor.com/color-lab/color-theory/color-harmonies.htm