Pirates of the Caribbean:
Curse of the Black Pearl
Well, women in London must have not learnt to breathe - Elizabeth Swan
Ever since the death of his wife, Governor Swann had raised his daughter Elizabeth on his own. Over the years, Elizabeth had blossomed into a beautiful young woman, although at times drove her father to distraction with her disregard for propriety. Despite Will Turner being the man of Elizabeth's dreams, Weatherby Swann would never let them marry as a governor's daughter was considered too good for a lowly blacksmith. Rather, he'd let her be betrothed to the debonair and ambitious Commodore James Norrington, a marriage which would have brought her wealth and respect. Ultimately, even Weatherby realized that he could not persuade Elizabeth to change her mind about wedding someone she first met when they were children, one who was a blacksmith that had pirate in his blood who also had a strong sense of what's right and what's not.
[Elizabeth is being laced into a corset] Governor Swann: Elizabeth, how's it coming? Elizabeth: It's difficult to say. Governor Swann: I'm told it's the latest fashion in London. Elizabeth: Well, women in London must have learned not to breathe.
Over here we have the Big Ben and a noose wrapped around it. The Big Ben is an iconic image of London which indirectly represents women in London whereas the noose which symbolizes the corset is wrapped tightly around the body of the clock. In other words, this shows how tight the Elizabeth corset was that she was complaining that she couldn’t breathe
This picture shows the London Bridge seeping into a jar with a pirate ship in it. Like the previous variation, the London Bridge is an iconic structure in London. It can be seen to be squeezing and sinking through the bottleneck of a jar which implies that it is very hard to fit a larger object into such a small space, thus relating to Elizabeth’s difficulty in fitting in her tight corset. The flow of the structure through the jar also implies an arduous journey in which the pirate ship at the end symbolizes her final relationship with the pirate Will Turner.
Adventure is out there! - Ellie
Carl goes inside to investigate and meets a young, outgoing tomboy who shares his passion for exploration and admiration of Charles Muntz. Startled by her loud, boyish demeanor at first, Carl loses his balloon in the rafters. The girl, Ellie helps him retrieve it, though Carl falls from a beam and breaks his arm. Ellie sneaks into his room that night and shows him her adventure book where she expresses a desire to one day move to the top of Paradise Falls in South America, showing him a picture that she 'ripped right out of a library book'. She makes him promise that they will go together someday before leaving.
[Carl has a thought. He looks at his toy dirigible] YOUNG ELLIE: That's it! You can take us there in a blimp! Swear you'll take us. Cross your heart! Cross it! Cross your heart. [Carl does] YOUNG ELLIE: Good. You promised. No backing out. Carl shakes his head "no." YOUNG ELLIE: Well, see you tomorrow kid! Bye. [Ellie hops up and jumps out the window] YOUNG ELLIE: "Adventure is out there!!" [She pops back in]
The picture depicts an image of a man (Carl Fredrickson) with a picture of a map pasted on his face. This design is based on the quote which summarizes the whole movie. It all starts out from the inverted snail is used to symbolize the fast growth of the metropolis which leads to the growth in high-rise buildings around a low-lying house. It was the man's dream to use balloons to lift the house which are symbolized by birds flying. The journey to Paradise Falls was accompanied by a dog and a human boy which are depicted through the footsteps. There is a grave of a woman (his wife) and the crows on the grave represents death. This whole journey depicts what her wife wanted - An adventure that never ends.
This image depicts of an aged man's (Carl's Fredrickson) with a girl, a dog and birds popping out from his head. Despite Carl's old age, not a single day goes by without remembering the memories he had for his wife and he spends everyday reminiscing about the times he had spent with a young little girl in a dusty room talking about anything under the moon. I wanted a more three dimensional feel so i went with the idea of interior view of the head. Inside the head, the girl was wearing an aviation goggles which relates to the actual scene in the room and her dreams of flying. The dog represents Dug which accompanies the man with his journey to paradise falls. The birds are literally the birds from the jungles in the movie but it also implies the freedom that the old man had when he was travelling. With his life starting to change with so much happening, Ellie's quote of the adventure is out there starts to come true.
Alice in Wonderland
Most everyone's mad in here - Cheshire Cat
Alice sings "All in the Golden Afternoon" with a garden of talking flowers, chases after the Rabbit again and she finds herself in a garden of talking flowers and strange insects. The flowers at first befriend Alice, but then mistake her for a weed and angrily drive her out of the flowerbed before she can "take root." She engages a hookah-smoking caterpillar who turns into a butterfly, though not before giving her cryptic advice about the mushroom she is sitting on. Alice breaks off two pieces and nibbles them alternately (first growing very large and unintentionally aggravating a Nesting Mother Bird (Queenie Leonard), who accuses Alice of being a "serpent", then shrinking very small). Finally Alice manages to restore herself to her normal size and stores the pieces in her apron pockets. Alice receives mysterious directions from the Cheshire Cat (Sterling Holloway), an eerily grinning feline that can disappear and reappear at will, which lead her to the garden of the March Hare (Jerry Colonna), who is celebrating his "unbirthday" with the Mad Hatter (Ed Wynn) and the Dormouse.
Cheshire Cat: If I were looking for a white rabbit, I'd ask the Mad Hatter. Alice: The Mad Hatter? Oh, no no no... Cheshire Cat: Or, you could ask the March Hare, in that direction. Alice: Oh, thank you. I think I'll see him... Cheshire Cat: Of course, he's mad, too. Alice: But I don't want to go among mad people. Cheshire Cat: Oh, you can't help that. Most everyone's mad here. [laughs maniacally; starts to disappear] Cheshire Cat: You may have noticed that I'm not all there myself.
This is a threshold image of the Cheshire Cat which i am really happy with the design. I made use of the iconic crescent-shaped mouth which represents the Cat himself. Some examples of the crescent-smile With this in mind, this gave birth to the current design. In addition, the combination of the eyes and mouth emanates a whimsical and wacky aura which befits the atmosphere of the movie quote itself.
This picture is similar just that i felt that the current smile is more aesthetically pleasing than the former. Now, the feeling of madness is amplified through a more exaggerated smile.
To die... would be an awfully big adventure - Peter Pan
After the children are asleep, Peter and Tinkerbell sneak into the house to locate the errant shadow. They find it, but Peter is unable to reattach it. Frustrated, he breaks down in tears waking Wendy. Unable to understand the attraction she feels toward this strange boy, Wendy offers to sew his shadow back on growing more and more interested in his tales of adventure in Neverland. First she offers him a kiss but when he is clearly unaware what the word means, she give him her thimble receiving an acorn from him in exchange. Then she offers him a "thimble" this time placing a gentle kiss on the confused boy's cheek. Even if he doesn't understand Wendy's actions, Peter knows her to be a first-class storyteller and eagerly offers to teach all three children to fly. They joyfully follow him out the window of the nursery and off to the Second Star on the Right and Straight on till Morning. As it happens, whenever Peter is away Neverland become locked in a freeze and nowhere is it felt more than off the coast aboard the Jolly Roger--the home of Captain Hook and his crew. A sudden thaw alerts all on board that the boy is back! They prepare to once more resume their endless war with Peter's crew, the Lost Boys. But first, Tinkerbell selflessly drinks the poison that that Hook tried to leave in Pan's medicine cup for him to drink. With that, Peter went to confront Hook but was unfortunately overpowered by him. Just before Hook dealt the finishing blow to Peter, he said: "to die would be an awfully big adventure". With tears streaming from his eyes, he starts to say, over and over, "I do believe in fairies! I do! I do!" Before long the entire cast (including the pirates) are saying it too! Tink wakes up and flies about, casting fairy dust in every direction
Hook: And now, Peter Pan, you shall die. Peter: To die... would be an awfully big adventure.
This picture depicts an hourglass with skulls flowing from the upper bulb to the lower into a rider with wings. Often times adventure lies within the unknown. Death, being an event in which we will never really know what happens afterward, would be a big adventure because it is traveling into the unknown. The skulls which symbolizes Peter's death brings him through the flow of time and this would be him venturing into the abyss while riding a motorbike, flying through the galaxy. In addition, since Peter's life is full of exciting adventure but, just like his age, his life never changes. Death is just a change for him. The aerial motorcycle also represents a change from his usage of wings.
This is another adaptation of the quote which is about Peter's adventure with his life as it comes close to an end. The planes at the back portrays his ability to fly freely and the roses represents the close relationship he had with Wendy. I believe that these two traits were the most evident throughout the movie and i wanted to highlight it. In addition, the feather at the top is an iconic symbol of Peter pan's hat which in combination with the skull shows Peter Pan experiencing death.
– Silkscreen Process –
Step 1: Washing of silkscreens Step 2: Inking the screen with photosensitive paint (Hardest part for me, screwed up all the way!) Step 3: Drying of screen Step 4: Exposing screen Step 5: Washing off the ink Step 6: Inking the exposed design
Looks lovely, but details wise i was not too happy with it so i decided to scrape off everything using beta strips and redid another design.
Looks like the original! So satisfied with this! Just hope that it turns out well on the tote bag...
Final Print on Tote Bag
It came out well!!