Project 3: Ego



1) Spirit Of Adventure + Observant = Me

Spirit Of Adventure

Spirit Of Adventure

Split Complementary

Main Colours: Red, Blue, Green

Explanation: The idea of going to different places with an adventurous mindset has always been something I really love doing. Taking on a different approach into going to different places allows me to explore and gives me a fuller experience. This whole experience of getting into a design school is a form of adventure on its own as I develop and discover myself to do greater things. The volkswagen in the image represents my idea of a roadtrip adventure with a couple of friends driving through ridges and ridges of mountains.



Triad Harmony

Main Colours: Orange, Green, Purple

Explanation: Being observant has always been a trait of mine since I was young. I’ve always been aware of the things around me as well as the people around me. Like noticing what they wear, what they are doing and even some of the littlest details that is often overlooked by other people. I’m a quiet person by nature, so for me naturally, listening to people and taking in what they say is a common practice for me. The gift of sight is a wondrous thing and we often take it for granted. I used the binoculars as a symbol to being observant and it is more of an exaggerated form to show i’m looking around and people-watching.



Tetrad Harmony

Main Colours: Red, Orange, Green, Blue

Explanation: Spirit of adventure and being observant combines to form the ‘Me’ equation. This picture shows me being in a tent, using my visual senses to embrace the sights and sounds around me without any form of technology. I used slightly warmer colours to emphasise on a more natural atmosphere.


2) Courage – Hesitation = A Better Me



Triad Harmony

Main Colours: Blue, Red, Yellow


Explanation: Being courageous is something I wish I was better at when it comes to deciding on life decisions. I’ve always wanted to try parachuting off a helicopter. It is one of my life goals to achieve such a feat. For this picture, I made an establishing shot where the helicopter is flying above the mountains, showing a sense of height and showing a breathtaking view. I used red for the helicopter to give a strong contrast from the icy blue mountains below and it will direct your eyes straight to the helicopter first.



Tetrad Harmony

Main Colours: Blue, Green, Orange, Red


Explanation: Hesitation is the restriction that stops me from being courageous. I always hesitate and think of the possible scenarios that could happen if I say yes or if I say no. I like to think of the benefits that it brings to making a certain decision or whether it is not advisable to do a particular thing. In the picture, I used 4 different colours, mainly green for most part of the things on my body and blue being the sky. It shows me hesitating whether to jump out of the helicopter.

A Better Me

A Better Me

Split Complementary

Main colours: Blue, Red, Green


Explanation: Courage minus hesitation to form ‘A Better Me’. This picture shows me jumping out of the helicopter with a parachute deployed. It symbolises me stopping my hesitation to do things and telling myself to just do it and embrace whatever comes by. I used red to show contrast of the parachute with the blue sky.


3) Travel x Film = An Ideal Me



Analogous (3)

Main colours: Light Blue, Medium Blue, Dark Blue, Yellow


Explanation: Travel has always been my passion. I love the idea of going to places and exploring the culture and experiencing something out of my own comfort zone. In addition, I like meeting people from different parts of the world and getting to know them in depth, learning about their stories and just realising that other people might not be as fortunate as we are. This picture shows my perspective of being in an airplane seat, looking out of the window. I used mainly blue hues to show the clouds and the blue sky bouncing off the wing of the plane.



Tetrad Harmony

Main Colours: Red, Orange, Green, Blue

Explanation: Aside from travelling, film is my next passion. I like to document my adventures through different countries and places, putting it together and sharing it with people. Film allows me to look back at my documentation of a place in the future and remembering all the good times I had at that particular place. It is just something I enjoy doing, the whole process of capturing a priceless moment in time. The video camera I used in the picture is a Super8 film camera, a traditional format that is rarely used in today’s time. It shows me holding the camera in one hand and the red, orange, green and blue hues forms a spectrum out of the video camera.


Ideal Me

An Ideal Me

Analogous (5)

Main Colours: Blue, Yellow Green, Green, Orange , Yellow


Travel x Film forms ‘An Ideal Me’. This has always been my ideal path in life in the future. Being able to travel and getting paid to do it in the form of doing videography is a dream that i’m working towards. The picture shows me taking a video of the statue of liberty. I used mainly blue and green hues to achieve the visuals that is more pleasing to the eyes.

4) Stable Job + ‘Me’ Time = Me In Five Years

Stable Job

Stable Job

Triad Harmony

Main Colours: Purple, Green, Orange

Explanation: A stable job is something that everyone yearns for. A stable job would mean a stable life, with lesser worries of income issues. I put myself as a director in this picture, with me shouting ‘CUT!’ to symbolise something I would want to pursue, being a director for a movie and pursuing my passion for film.


Me time

‘Me’ Time

Tetrad Harmony

Main Colours: Orange, Blue, Red, Green

Explanation: Apart from wanting a stable job, I also yearn for some ‘Me’ time, meaning to have time to do my own things without any form of commitments or boundaries. In the picture, I used mainly orange as a strong contrast to the blue waters to direct the attention towards the canoe. The whole picture symbolises me going through a carefree life, without anything to worry and drifting through life as it moves on, just like the canoe drifting with the water current.

me five

Me In Five Years

Analogous (5)

Main Colours: Orange, Yellow, Yellow Green, Green, Blue

Explanation: Having a stable job plus having ‘me’ time forms ‘Me in five years’. I would want a mix of both having a dedicated job at the same time not be too bogged down by work and having my own free time to pursue my other passions. The picture symbolises me doing other passions apart from my job, like creating creative content to share with people.

Artists’ References


1) Andy Warhol

Illustrator Andy Warhol was one of the most prolific and popular artists of his time, using both avant-garde and highly commercial sensibilities. In the late 1950s, Warhol began devoting more attention to painting, and in 1961, he debuted the concept of “pop art”—paintings that focused on mass-produced commercial goods. In 1962, he exhibited the now-iconic paintings of Campbell’s soup cans. These small canvas works of everyday consumer products created a major stir in the art world, bringing both Warhol and pop art into the national spotlight for the first time.


2) Roy Lichtenstein

Roy Fox Lichtenstein was an American pop artist. During the 1960s, along with Andy Warhol, Jasper Johns, and James Rosenquist among others, he became a leading figure in the new art movement. His work defined the basic premise of pop art through parody. Favoring the comic strips, his main inspiration, Lichtenstein produced hard-edged, precise compositions that documented while it parodied often in a tongue-in-cheek manner.




Project 2: Nursery Rhymes

This project is inspired by the idea of surrealism being put into my representation of nursery rhymes. I’ve decided to do each line based off different nursery rhymes to give more variety to the work instead of telling a story. I’ve also chosen the lines to be less of an action but more of a statement because it gives me more room and ways to make it as surreal as it can be with that particular line.

The Final Pieces


1) Three men in a tub

Nursery Rhyme 1

2) The cat and the fiddle

Nursery Rhyme 2

3) Jack and Jill went up the hill

Nursery Rhyme 3

4) I’m a little teapot, short and stout Nursery Rhyme 4

Artist References

1) Rene Magritte

René Magritte was a Belgian surrealist artist best known for his witty and thought-provoking images and his use of simple graphics and everyday imagery.

Son of man  Rene Magritte 2  Rene Magritte

2) Salvador Dali

Dalí was a skilled draftsman, best known for the striking and bizarre images in his surrealist work. His painterly skills are often attributed to the influence of Renaissance masters. His best-known work, The Persistence of Memory, was completed in August 1931. Dalí’s expansive artistic repertoire included film, sculpture, and photography, in collaboration with a range of artists in a variety of media.


3) Jacek Yerka

Jacek Yerka (born. Jacek Kowalski in 1952) is a Polish surrealist painter from Toruń. Yerka’s work has been exhibited in Poland, Germany, Monaco, France, and the United States, and may be found in the museums of Poland.


4) Vladimir Kush

Vladimir Kush (born 1965) is a Russian born surrealist painter and sculptor. He studied at the Surikov Moscow Art Institute, and after several years working as an artist in Moscow, his native city, he emigrated to the United States, eventually establishing his own gallery on the island of Maui in Hawaii. His oil paintings are also sold as giclée prints which contributed to his popularity and led to the establishment of further galleries in Laguna Beach, California and Las Vegas, Nevada. In 2011 Kush won the First Prize in Painting at the Artistes du Monde international exhibition in Cannes.


These artists have inspired me to create a sense of illusion through everyday objects and making it into something that has a totally different meaning. Each artists has his own style and way of manipulating these images to make it realistic.


1) Three men in a tub

Nursery Rhyme 1 (DRAFT 1)                    Nursery Rhyme 1 (DRAFT 2) Nursery Rhyme 1 (DRAFT 3)                    Nursery Rhyme 1 (DRAFT 4)

2) The cat and the fiddle

Nursery Rhyme 2 (DRAFT 1)                    Nursery Rhyme 2 (DRAFT 2) Nursery Rhyme 2 (Draft 3)_                    Nursery Rhyme 2 (Draft 4)_

3) Jack and Jill went up the hill

Nursery Rhyme 3 (Draft 1)                    Nursery Rhyme 3 (Draft 2) Nursery Rhyme 3 (Draft 3)                    Nursery Rhyme 3 (Draft 4)

4) I’m a little teapot, short and stout

Nursery Rhyme 4 (DRAFT 1)                    Nursery Rhyme 4 (DRAFT 2) Nursery Rhyme 4 (DRAFT 3)                    Nursery Rhyme 4 (DRAFT 4)


Project 1: Lines

Lines as expressions

Final Product 

Picture1Picture 2

Picture 3Picture 4

Top 3 Picks



Picture 2-2

A minimalist approach towards getting different thickness and ink with simple lines. Systematic don’t always have to be complicated, but the simplicity of it all is what makes it unique for me.



Picture 2-3

Turbulent reminds me of choppy waves, and how the sea can be a really rough place for people on ships. I replicated the idea of choppy waves in the sea, giving a sense of turbulent, like a ship in a storm.



Picture 2-4

The expression, psychotic, meant a disturbed state of mine characterized by restlessness, illusions and incoherence. I mixed black and white ink for this piece to give a sense of illusion, unable to determine what is right and what is wrong, and having lots of negativity and hatred towards something.


Experimentations and research

Picture 004

Picture 005

Picture 006

Picture 008

Picture 007



2D Mario

Two-dimensional space or bi-dimensional space is a geometric model of the planar projection of the physical universe. The two dimensions are commonly called length and width. Both directions lie in the same plane.