Alter Ego

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Reflection

This project has allowed me to dig deeper into my personality , meaning that it has allowed me to think of what kind of personality I actually have and how I would usually portray myself. At first, I would think of myself as sensitive, lonely and pessimistic. However, after going through Mimi’s consultation, I realised that I was being too harsh on myself and I should try to ortray myself in a more positive manner or to have the ending result as more comic like. Thus, I have chosen to come up with positive traits of myself. By doing that, I started to think of the achievements that I have achieved in my life so far.
For example, on how I came up with the personality of adventurous, I tried thinking of some of the adventures that I have been to which mostly includes overseas trips with my family and trying something new. To me, adventurous does not mean to be trying something exotic as it can also mean trying something new as some of the things tat I have come across in overseas, I could only get to experience that once in a lifetime. For example, in China, I have decided to climb the Great Wall of China as we never see this in Singapore and in Europe, I have tried squid ink pasta for the very first time. So, adventurous to me is more like trying something tat I have never tried before.
As for indecisive, I wanted to portray myself to be a little bit more comical and thus I have cme up with the personality of indecisive as I could not decide what to eat. I think that this personality would also be relatable to some of us as we could be indecisive in not just cafes but also in certain situations such as deciding our majors or the choice of adding or dropping a module. Thus, the personality I have thought about is considered based on the ability for most people to be able to relate and to portray myself in a more positive light.

Techniques wise, I realised that I still have alot of room for improvement based on the comments I have recived from Mimi as my characters were not bright, they were more pale. I need to hone on my skills so that I could see what medium I am good at so that I will be able to see which path will this medium lead me into for my major. Despite the comments, I could still say that I would favour traditional art more than digital art as I am more familiar with traditional art than digital art which is photoshop. That being said, I would try my best and hone on my watercolour skills and painting skills during the holidays to make a better art piece in the future projects. However, I could say that I indeed portrayed a certain narrative as I have planned out the layout of my settings and the personality traits that my character has.

2D Project 3 : Alter Ego- Research

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Artist Reference for characters designs

My artist reference is an artist whom I found on this website called flickr. Her name is Palaleez. She designs characters which appears to look simple, illustrative and also cute. She would also portray her characters according to the emotions that they are having. For example, the last image would be a lonely character while the image above it, which is the third image would show the character to be more excited and surprised. She would also portray her characters to be seen in her own everyday life and how she would feel or react to the situation. For example, the first one is when she portray herself of getting ready to go the beach and the colour of her shirt is more orange yellow to show that she is going to somewhere sunny and bright which is the beach. By noticing the background she uses, it is mostly put in a less intense tone but it is the colour of the background that helps portray the emotions her charcaters are going through. For example, the second one is a brighter background to show her in a good mood while the last one is a grey background to show her in a lonely and dull type of mood.

Thus, for the designing of my characters, I would follow her style of having characters which are mostly kid friendly, cute and illustrative. I also wanted to portray myself to be less sombre and in a more light hearted, lively way. Furthermore, it is also a way to remind myself of how I could be more positive instead of being sad and negative most of the time. Even though some of my emotions that I portrayed in my final work are lonely and boring, I would portray the characters in a more positive way by having my characters designed to look kid friendly and illustrative with the background in a more lighter tone instead of putting the background to be very intense. The background would also have various types of colours to portray the mood for my character. For example, I could use a duller colour for my negative emotions including boring and lonely and a brighter colour for my adventurous and indecisive characters.

Settings

  • Adventurous (setting and artist reference)
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    As for the settings, I thought I could have my settings to be in a more fantasy and dreamlike for one of my character that is adventurous. To me, when I portrayed myself as adventurous, I thought I could discover something new and thus, I would put myself into somewhere that is very new and has never existed before. Thus, the idea of a magical forest came into my mind.

    This Hungarian artist, Atryl is a professional in digital art and creates works that are mostly full of fantasy. By following his colour scheme of purple, pink and dark blue, I am able to set the dreamlike and fantasy mood of painting for my adventurous character.

    Another artist is Kim Min Ji who is a Korean illustrator who uses watercolour for many of his own versions of other childrens’ books including Wizards of Oz (third picture) and The Little Prince (fourth picture). He also has chosen to use pink and purple to create a whole dreamlike and fantasy image and adventure that his characters are embarking on. I am inspired by the way he uses watercolour which seems to be very controlled on the amount of water he uses so that his images would look brighter and viewers could see the details easily. The using of watercolour also helps to create a more childlike illustration because of how watercolours were not meant to look dark and they are more appealing towards the children’s eyes because of how such bright colours can create a les intense mood for the children. As a result, I would be choosing the emedium of watercolour for my final work and it would be a children illustration type of work.

  • Indecisive
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    I was looking for a more cosy setting for my cafe and thus the third image would have the layout of a cosy setting and it is also a more obvious depiction that this is a cafe. I would also want to depict my cafe to be more bright and vibrant so that it will be aligned with the character that I want to portray as indecisive and this charcater is not really sombre or boring. Thus, for the colours, I would intend to make my cafe look mored and yellow but also keep the building to be in a warm colour range so that the whole cafe could be seen as not only cosy but it is also very welcoming to the viewers.

  • Lonely
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    From the picture’s composition, I could actually see there is an odd one out in the whole image. The way I depicted loneliness would be a character who has no friends and is isolated away from everyone. Thus, this is the research image which I have found on how lonely people could be isolated from everyone. Furthermore, the student in the corner has a grey table while the other students are in colour which could strongly support my composition on the idea of loneliness.

  • Boring to Creative
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    For the settings, I have decided to go with something that is more dynamic and in space to give the setting,Arts, Design and Media School a more fictional space. Thus, when I thought of the school, I would think of something dynamic like a rocket in space. However, instead of portraying the rocket as a rocket, I have searched for different ways to portray the rocket in the most creative ways possible. As a result, I have found most rockets are portrayed creatively in terms of using pencil and light bulb.

    Magical Creatures Artist Refrence
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    The result for my adventurous character in the magical forest would be to discover something new. For the part of dicovering something new. I do not want to make it too ordinary or something very simple such as discovering a treasure box of gold or discovering an unknown island in the forest. I would want the result to be more exciting and related to my theme of fantasy. Thus, I added in the fantasy creatures. Furthermore, magical creatures are something that does not exist in real life and I wanted my magical forest to be something that is more fictional.
    I have tried searching on how magical creatures would look like and managed to find one artist who could do such character designs. His name is Piper Thibodeau from Canada. He is a freelance character designer and he creates amazing, whimsical and dreamlike creatures in his own art book called ‘Daily Paintings’.
    I was inspired by how creative and original his creatures could be as one could tell that those charcaters are of his own creations and it is not something that exist in real life. Thus, by looking at how he portrayed his characters to be very dreamlike and fantasy, I would try to include some parts of his creatures as part of my creation but I would also add on to his creations by looking at all of his creatures first then I would examine his style of creation, after which I would make my own characters by following his style.

    2D Forrest Gump Drafts

    ” Congratulations San Francissco, you’ve ruined pizza!” , Inside Out, 2015

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    Draft 1

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    Draft 2

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    I wanted to depict the character as a grumpy old man who would yell and throw a tanthrum as he did not get what he wants. This is also because of how the charcater is named Angry and he would yell and shoot out flames when he gets angry, so, it seems as if he is throwing a tanthrum. Both drafts depict the character as a grumpy old man throwing a tanthrum either inside or outside the restaurant serving broccoli pizza.
    Draft 1 shows the grumpy old man throwing his tanthrum outside the restaurant as I wanted to show that the restaurant actually thinks that they are serving delicious pizza but instead they serve broccoli pizza which is not what the chracter wants.
    Draft 2 shows the man in the restaurant with the waitress tempting the man even more to eat more of their delicious ‘pizza’ which is actually the fruits and vegetables in the image.
    However, for both drafts, I find that the compoition is not convincing enough as the image just shows a man throwing his tanthrum because he did not get what he wants. The first draft is also again, has a separate composition as the restaurant is far apart from the old man.

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    ‘Keep moving forward” , Meet the Robinsons, 2007

    From the first though of this quote, I would think of how I could represent the character as a scientist and using the most iconic scientific figure, Albert Einstein so that everyone would know that it is a scientist who said this quote. However, at first, I have chosen to use the ides of time travelling from the past to the future as the chracter timetravelled to the future and as a scientist, he would want to keep moving forward and invent new technology that can be improved over the years. However, after following Mimi’s advise on how I could represent the elements with scientific elements instead, I have decided to put the context into how this chracter could see his own future as a scientist just like the one in my final work.

    2D Forrest Gump Drafts

    “Let it go, let it go, Can’t hold it back anymore”, Frozen, 2013

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    Draft 1
    At first, I would depict the character to be a very evil queen dominating the whole kingdom with her powers. This is because when I wanted to interprete the quote, I would think about the movie’s story as a whole; the fact that the character has frozen the whole kingdom and allowing everyone to be freezing in the snow has allowed me to interprete her as an evil queen. Thus, I have chosen to represent the character’s eyes to be replaced with snowmballs and sitting on a queen’s throne that sits at the top of the mountain. This whole image would make the character look more dominant.
    However, the whole composition may seem too empty and I have also realised that replacing the eyes with the snowball just does not represent how evil she is.

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    Draft 2
    Thus, I have moved on to this piece where the queen would be found attacking the kingdom using her powers. I have also stil chosen to represent her powers to be more evil and literally showing her attacking the whole kingdom using her powers. However, after consulting with Mimi, I was told that the whole composition seems so separated and it does not help narrate the meaning of the quote where the character is finally letting go of her powers.

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    Draft 3
    At last, I have come up with this piece where it really illustrates the meaning of the quote. At first, I did not know how to illustrate the meaning of the quote until I have consulted with Mimi. She helped me to break down the meaning of the quote as she asked me why did the character say that quote and when did she say that quote. Thus, when I managed to answer what Mimi has asked me, I managed to understand the meaning of the quote much better. As a result, I have depicted my charcater to be breaking free from the mountains that she has been hiding which could represent how trapped she feels when she had to hide her powers. The butterflied would represent the freedom that she finally has to release her powers and the girl would further enhance the effect on how the charcaters’ transformation of being trapped to having freedom. However, after the crtiics session, I was told that the mountains could not be seen and it was not obvious enough that it was a mountain. Thus, I have decided to change it and it is shown in my final piece.

    ” I don’t like food. I love it” , Ratatouille, 2007

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    Draft 1
    At first, I depicted the character as an evil wolf who would slowly creep up onto his prey, then he would pounce onto his prey and eat it. The reason why I have depicted my charcater this way was because of how the character says that quote. He sounded as if he was threatening the main character in the movie, Linghuini, to close down his restaurant and Linghuini was also scared of him. Furthermore, the moment as the character stepped into the room, everyone was silent and the atmophere was still. The character thus made me feel that he is someone who is evil but also hungry for food.
    Thus, in this image, the wolf in a man’s suit is representing the character and the beaver which is the wolf’s prey is representing Linghuini. The image depicts the character who is going to eat his prey . However, I feel that this sompostiton may not be convinsing enough as the character who said the quote may not be obvious enough as there are now two charcaters. Furthermore, I could not find a better picture of a bevaer that would crouch down and facing the wolf. Thus, I have decided to go with this image of the beaver. However, the beaver is standing and it does not seem to be scared of the wolf.

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    Draft 2
    Again , I wanted to show the character to be an evil villain who is attacking Linghuini. However, in this case, Linghuini is decpited as a chef who does not know about how the character actually plans to close down his restaurant and is hunting him down. However, the image again does not show who is the character that said the quote as there are two charcters. Furthermore, the composition seems so separated as the images does not seem to create a narrative to the meaning of the quote.

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    Draft 3
    Following Mimi’s advise on how I can represent my character as a pig, I have chosen to depict my character to be a greedy pig who loves to eat good food. However, the foods in this image may seem too much of a distraction as there is no focus point ont the character. As for the mouth, I thought I could exaggerate how greedy the character is as he is always eating by including a big mouth. However, this would just make the whole image look distracting and the mouth just does not fit into the composition.

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    Draft 4
    Then, I have decided to depict the pig to be ordering so much food as he loves food. The hamburger would represent how fat he is because of the amount of food he eats and how food has become a part of him since he loves food and he is a food critic. However, during the critics session, I was told that the pig’s head is not obvious enough to show it is a pig and the food that is stacked up infront of the pig is showing comparison. Thus, I have decided to chnage my image into my final piece.

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    Artist reference, Dan Hillier

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    Inspired by Dan Hillier, I have used his style of tranforming images into my work. I also identified how he could superimposed one image onto another image or juxtaposing two different elements together and making it look like one image. His images would seem to me as more surrealistic and in the mode of transformation that could also attract the viewers’ attention.

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    “Let it go, let it go, Can’t hold it back anymore.” , Frozen, 2013

    Based on the meaning of the quote and the movie itself, I have interpreted the quote as the main protagonist who said the quote as someone who has been trpped in her own inner turmoil as she has to conceal her powers so as to no harm her sister and anyone. However, in the later part of the film, she discovered that she had failed to control her powers infront of everyone but she decided to acknowledge her inner turmoil and her failure to control herself by revealing her inner turmoil. This means that she is breaking free, there is no need to hide her powers anymore since everyone knows about her powers.
    Thus, in this image, I have chosen to represent the quote as the character breaking free and finally revealing her powers as she had been hiding it all the time. The scene was represented as the mountains because the character was saying this quote at the mountains. Furthermore, the mountains could also represent how trapped she was as she had to hide her powers. Then, slowly, she starts to reveal her powers. The butterflies would represent the emotion that she felt which was freedom and the girl was to further enhance the illustration of the quote that it is the girl who feel the sense of freedom as she was trapped before.

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    ” Congratulations, San Francisco, you’ve ruined pizza!” Inside Out, 2015

    This movie is about how emotions control our actions, inner thoughts and characters. In this movie, there are five characters namely Joy, Fear, Disgust, Sad and Angry who control the actions, inner thoughts and characters of a girl name Riley. However, for this quote, I have decided to pick only one of the five charcaters and that is Angry. This is because I find this quote to be funny, interesting and easy to represent. It is funny and interesting because the quote is said when Riley went to San Francissco and ordered a slice of pizza but instead of getting a pizza filled with delicious ingredients, she got a broccoli pizza instead. Thus, Angry was angry as he said that quote but instead of scolding the waitress, he said that quote sarcastically but still with an angry expression.
    Thus, I have chosen to represent my character in a volcano because in one of the scenes in the movie, I could see that he was shooting out flames and that reminded me of a volcano that could flare out when they are agitated. He would also shoot out the broccoli from the pizza that he is being served to the sea as he was angry that he was served broccoli pizza.

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    ” I don’t like food. I love it. ” Ratatouille, 2007

    This quote is said by the main character who is a food critic walked into the movie’s main protagonist, Chef Linguini’s restaurant and announcing that he would be coming to his restaurant for a food review, expecting good food from him. This is because of how previously he rated very low for the restaurant which caused the previous chef to pass away. Thus, he would expect the restaurant to do very badly after that period, but to his surprise, the restaurant did amazigly well. Thus, he came back and demanded to have another food review but having strict requirements of good food.
    Based on the quote itself. I interpreted the character as a pig who loves good food and eats good food. Furhtermore, the character is a food critic, this means that he eats alot of food such that food has become part of his life. Thus, I have decided to interprete the character as a pig who is in a suit but the body replaced by a hamburger to emphasise how fat he is as he loves eating food and to represent how food became part of his life since he is a food critic.

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    “Kep moving forward” , Meet the Robinsons, 2007

    This quote has actually been emphasised throughout the movie, however, I have specifically picked the scene where the main character realised that he has actually seen his own future and his own success as a scientist. Thus, the two roads represent how the character is moving forward and seeing his own future as a scientist with the science elements surrounding him. Furthermore, since the charcater loves science and he is also a scienist in the future, so, I have chosen to represent him as Albert Einstein who sees himself having a successful career as a scientist in the future.

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    This is also my final piece for my totebag. The reason why I have chosen this quote for my tote bag is because I find the quote to be very motivating and it inspires me to keep moving forward no matter what challenges I face in my life.

    Reflections

    Overall, I feel that this project can be quite difficult for me. Even though it is using a digital platform but it is using a software which I may not be familiar with and that is Photoshop. At first, I did not know how to create a keyline to prevent my images to look as if they are floating. It was not until I asked one of my classmates who gave me a link to the tutorial steps for Photoshop thatI could find the steps to create a keyline and make my image to become even more focussed.
    I also find some difficulties in thinking about the symbols that I may need to use to represnt the quote because the quote show show the meaning of the quote and the meaning of the movie, also to create a narration. It was not very easy for me to create such collages because I could not think of a certain story that could illustrate the meaning of my quote. Thus, I exposed myself to more collage artists especially digital artists that could help inspire me and teach me how I could do a collage and represent my quote in amore surrealistic manner.

    2D Project 2- Forrest Gump Movie Quotes and Synopsis (UPDATES!!)

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    I have decided to change two of my movies including ” Adventure is out there!” , Up and ” Go, live your dream. ” , Tangled because i feel that there would be some difficulty in finding symbols for the quote. I would also like to think that the quotes that I ahve chosen may be easier for me to understand and easier to find symbols to represent them. Furhtermore, I also thought one of these quotes that is ” Congratulations San Francisso, you’ve ruined pizza!” from Inside Out to be more comical and I can find interesting ways to portray the quote which is also something that I am trying to explore in the theme of comical and whimsical.

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    “Keep moving forward”. – Lewis, Meet the Robinsons, 2007

    This movie is about Lewis, an orphan who yearns to know how his mother looks like ever since he was being abandoned by her at the orphanage. He tries building a time machine so he could find the details about the reasons behind his abandonment, but all he does is keeping his roommate Goob awake and causing him to fall asleep during the most important Little League of his life. Despite Lewis’s effort, the time machine did not work at the science fair and made him give up on his interest in science. It was not until he met Wilburt Robinson, a time traveler from the future came to the past is after a man in a bowler hat who came to the past and plans to steal Lewis’s time machine. Wilburt also took Lewis to the future in order to prove that he is from the future, but the time machine broke down halfway as both Wilburt and Lewis started bickering in the time machine. Wilburt realised he needed Lewis’s help to fix the time machine and thus brought him to his house but kept his identity hidden from his family. The effort , however did not work as Lewis managed to see the future version of himself as a scientist and Wilburt’s father, who became angry at Wilburt. Lewis also learnt that the Bowler hat Guy was Goob who could not let go of the past and planned to steal the time machine to ruin Lewis’s future. Lewis then convinced him that he should let go of the past and keep moving forward just like how he did with his past inventions. The future Lewis also convinced him to fix the past so he could see his own better future. Lewis travelled back to the past as he managed to see what went wrong in the past by keeping Goob awake for his game and fixing what went wrong with his invention at the science fair. It was also at the science fair that he managed to see his parents and was adopted by them.

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    “I don’t like food. I love it”. – Anton Ego, Ratatouille, 2007

    A rat named Remy who has a gift of both taste and smell, is very particular with what he eats even as an identity of a rat. His brother was impresssed but his father could care less as he used Remy’s gift to idenify any poison in the foods they have stolen. However, Remy wanted to put his gift into good use as he is tired of the rats stealing food and making him sniff those food to identify whether the food is poisoned or not. Thus, Remy climbed into an old woman’s house and saw an advertisement about how this famous food critic, Anton Ego gave less than five stars to this famous retaurant that belongs to chef Gusteau. Thus, ever since the ratings of his restaurant dropped, Chef Gusteau became heartbroken and died. It was not until Remy entered into his restaurant in Paris who hallucinated that the illustration of Chef Gusteau from the cookbook which he stole from the old lady’s house, was talking to him.

    In the restaurant, Remy spotted Linghuini, the garbage boy in the kitchen , knocked over the pot of soup and mixed a couple of ingredients into the soup to cover his mistake. Knowing the combination of those ingredients were wrong, Remy started to come in and added his own ingredients into the soup. The soup was then served and praised by the customer but the head chef, Skinner was angry as he knew that Linghuini actually messed up the ingredients for the soup. Both Linghuini and Remy decided to work together to create the soup which every customer wanted after Linghuini knew that Remy was able to control his actions like a puppet. Remy was able to teach him how to cook and this made he resaurant to become very successful. Furthermore, after knowing that he is the son of Chef Gusteau, he became the head chef of the restaurant and this made the previous head chef to be kicked out.

    After knowing how sccessful the restaurant is, Anton Ego vowed to return there so he could see what made the restaurant so successful as he told Linghuini during the press conference he would be at the restaurant the next night for the review. Growing arrogant, Linghuini decided to work without Remy’s help. Remy then arranged on one night to have all of his rats to steal foods from the kitchen. Linghuini finds out and chased Remy out of the kitchen. The next day, Anton Ego arrived and told the waiter to tell Linghuini to serve whatever he dares to serve him as he is eager to see Linghuini’s downfall. Fortunately, Remy came to Linghuini’s rescue after being freed from Skinner’s trap and managed to cook the ideal main course for Anton Ego. Eventually, this made Anton Ego to give good reviews about the restaurant. However, the restaurant was closed down because of the presence of rats, but Linghuini managed to open his own restaurant with Remy helping him and Anton Ego becoming his patron customer.

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    “Let it go, let it go. Can’t hold it back anymore. ” – Elsa, Frozen , 2013

    This movie revolves around the relationship between two sisters who are princesses of the kingdom of Arendalle. The two sisters namely, Anna and Elsa shared a very good relationship for each other when they were kids. However, it was not until Elsa, the older sister accidentally freezes Anna’s head while she is using her powers to create a winter wonderland. Anna was then sent by her parents to the trolls so she could be healed by them but this just made her to forget the fact that Elsa has magical freezing powers. After the event, Elsa is kept away from Anna so she would not hurt her again, and in the years of separation that follow, their relationship starts to drift apart.

    When Elsa comes of age, it istime for her coronation. During the course of the festivites, Anna falls in love with and is engaged with a prince,Prince Hans. Elsa, however, refused to give Anna her blessings as she thinks that it was a rash decision that Anna has made. Anna then started to argue with Elsa but also accidentally made Elsa reveal her powers infront pf everyone. Elsa then started to lose self control and freezes the entire kingdom. Despite having lost control, instead of regaining her self composure, she has decided to reveal her powers instead and acknowledging her failure to control her powers by singing the song “Let it go”.

    Anna decides to bring Elsa back to the castle, hoping she could end the eternal winter land but when she met Elsa in her ice castle, Elsa still fears of bringing harm to Anna. She also became angry and ended up freezing Anna’s heart.

    Anna is then rushed back to the kingdon hoping that Price Hans can perform the act of true love who could melt her heart. However, it turned out that Prince Hans was only after the throne of Arendalle, not Anna. Hans imprisoned Elsa but she escaped. Hans chased after her and Anna sees that he was about to kill her, she managed to defend Elsa but she was frozen.

    Elsa was heartbroken and as she grieved over Anna, Anna begab to melt because of her sacrificial act of true love as a sister.

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    ” Congratulations San Francisco, you’ve ruined pizza!” – Anger, Inside Out, 2015

    This movie talks about how four emotions, named Joy, Sadness, Disgust, Fear and Anger would control the characters, actions and thoughts of this girl named Riley, from birth to her pre teenage years.
    At first, Joy thought that she would be the only emotion in Riley’ mind and she coud bring happiness to her. However, as Sadness came in, this causes a conflict between them as Joy keeps preventing Sadness from controlling Riley’s mind. When Riley moved on to her pre teen years, she moved to San Francissco with her family but this caused her to be discomfort as she is facing a change in her life. Joy, however, would still want to spread happiness for Riley but the other emotions still remain intact with how discomfort Riley is in San Francissco.

    Despite wanting to give happiness to Riley, Sadness would always get into Joy’s way of spreading happiness to Riley. This is shown when Sadness touched one of Riley’s core memories, all of her other core memories fell off ther slots. Joy scrambled to pick them up but she ended up being sucked out of the command center and marooned in the wilds of Riley’s mind. Thus, leaving the other emotions at the command center to control Riley’s thoughts, actions and her character which eventually lead to a chaos as Riley ended up running away from home.

    While the other emotions were still figuring out on how to control Riley’s mind and actions, Joy and Sadness were figuring out a way on how to get back to the command center. They met Riley’s imaginary friend Bing Bong whom they believe would lead them to the Train og Thought which could help get them back to the command center. Unfortunately , due to Bing Bong’s unreliability, Joy and Sadness missed the train.

    It was during this point that Sadness comforted Bing Bong and this shocked Joy that Sadness was there to help make people feel better.

    Meanwhile the other emotions were still in chaos in controlling Riley’s emotions which then causes her to lose her personality and to run away from home. Meanwhile, Joy and Bing Bong failed to get into the command center as they were in the memory dump and Bing Bong starts to fade into forgetfulness.

    In order for the trolley to move so that Joy could escape from the dump, Bing Bong has decided to stay in the dump and remain forgotten. Joy managed to escape the dump and together with Sadness, both rushed back to the command center to restore the core memories and managed to get Riley to return home.

    After Riley reunited with her parents, Joy and Sadness decided to work together so they could create a new core memory combining both sadness and happiness.

    2D Research for Forest Gump

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    ” Adventure is out there!” Ellie, Up
    I find this quote to be inspirational as it means that adventure is out there waiting for us to explore, we just have to step out of our comfort zone and go beyond our limits to chase our dreams. I think this quote is also an inspiration for me because I can be very conserved and less likely to get ou of my comfort zone. Thus, by looking at this quote, it actually pushes me to be more confident and perservearant in my dreams.

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    2D Process- Memory Drawing

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    HappyEmotion
    This drawing is supposed to represent happy because of how the lines seem to look fluid and less harsh compared to angry. The lines are drawn based on the memory that I have thought about which was going overseas with my family for the first time. Thus, there is an image of a sealion dancing, to represent how excited I was.
    I could also see how this image can be a reference for my final work which is for one of emotions called excited. The lines would be fluid and have vivid, rhythmic strokes that could flow according to how existed I am.

    Emo Final

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    Reflection
    One difficulty I find for this project is that I need to find some ideas or symbols that can represent my emotions. Even though this project is very abstract, I still find it difficult to find some images that could represent my emotions. I also need to make sure that the images should not be made up of just lines but also the images that I want to convey through my emotions. I am also very rigid and restrained with myself, because of my thinking on how realistic it can look like, leading to the range of materials I can find to be limited.
    Another difficulty that I find would be the techniques that I could use. There are certain techniques such as Jackson pollock’s drip technique and having layer mid painting to make the painting to have a three dimensional effect. Although I have used layers of painting, it would not look as if it has a three dimensional effect and it also looks less like Jackson Pollock’s work of having thick layers of paint and some visible strokes that is used by his dripping technique.
    However, one strength that I have realised for myself in this project is that I can be more expressive as the emotions that I have came up with were from my own personal experience.

    2D Process for My Line is Emo

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    The first image is done by exploring the use of the roller when I explored the different tones it can make and by making marks using the roller instead of just rolling on the paper. I managed to create a background with lines that are in a criss cross pattern.
    The second image is done by string and I noticed the tone it creates has a tension from strong to lighter tone. You can also feel that there is an emotion that is coming out of the work that looks like anger.
    The last image is done using crumpled tissue paper and dabbing it on the paper. I notice how this material and technique gives the whole work a blurry effect which is also what I want from my emotions.