4D Project : In a World…(Sequential Imaging)

This is when Clefie is being blamed by his teammate, Bookie for causing a blackout for the whole village. However, this is actually not the first time that Clefie has done this, thus, Bookie is shown to have an angry expression.
Visual wise, I have decided to take the advice I received from my classmates and Michael that there should be a sense of perspective. Thus, I have decided to make the houses look even smaller from the tower’s perspective.

This is when Clefie decided to go to the pixie forest and ask the fairy for wishes. Clefie is depicted to be a greedy character after recieving his wishes as in the story, I hve mentioned that he asked for three more wishes after he had his third wish. Thus, Clefie is depicted to have his mouth wide open and this could represent how much he wants to have more wishes.
Visual wise, the background was atually a forest with flowers and trees. However, after receiving the advice in the critics session, I did consider of how the background should be related in context with the story that is the whole village is in a blackout mode. Thus, I have decided to paint the whole background in dark purple and just focussing on the two characters.

So, this is the aftermath of Clefie wishing that the whole village would belike him. Clefie then wanted to ask the fairy what he should do but he realised the fairy could not help him as her powers became weak. Thus, there is the sad expression on his face as he realised he is now left helpless and has gone overboard with his wishes.
Visual wise, I received some commebts during the critics session that the houses look as if they are floating objects. Thus, I have decided to change the colour of the houses which could blend into the context of the whole village is blackout and are also quite prominent. I have also added some shadows so that viewers could see that the houses are on the ground and not floating.

Character’s Decision
This is when Clefie decided that he should climb up to the tower and save the whole village. I wanted to show the village to remain in the blackout mode because of how I think that base on Clefie’s position, he has not tripped over the wires, he is only starting to trip over the wires. Thus, the whole village is still in a blackout mode.
Visual wise, because Clefie is standing on the tower, the houses, again, should remain small and they should have a certain perspective. Thus, I have arranged the towers to be in a more circular pattern which could enhance the sense of perspective for the viewers.

In the end, Clefie wished the whole village back to normal and he was regarded a true hero. Thus, I have chosen to depict the keypoint in the resolution that is how Clefie is depicted as a true hero by his fellow elves. In this image, the elves recognised Clefie as a hero by throwing him up into the air which is also a form of celebration of his victory.

Visual wise, I have depicted a sense of perspective as there is a foreground and the background is dominated by the sky. The elves including Clefie also has a sense of perspective as he seems to be bigger than the rest of the elves on the ground.

Overall. I feel that this project is slightly difficult because of how we should illustrate our story using just five panels. It can be difficult for me to capture the main points of the story as I felt that nost of the points in the story are the main points. Thus, since I came from narrative class, I anaged to learn soe tips of writing a story and I used those guidelines such as the beginning, middle, climax, character’s decision and resolution, whenthinking about how I should illustrate my story.
I have also learnt that even though it is a fictional story, there is still a need to show some perspective so that viewers will know from whose point of view are they looking at.
Despite the challenges, I still find this project to be an interesting experience for me and I am using a medium which is comfortable for me as I am better at traditional medium than digital medium. I feel that this project is interesting because of how I found out that I could narrate a moving story using still images. This is die to how we would usually see still images alone with no story, it is only when we include another image, we could see a story towards the whole image.

4D Project 1B: In a World… (Character and Poster)


A Thousand Wishes Story Plot

In a world, where elves live in a peaceful village of Elfordon, one clumsy elf came and started a bunch of chaos. Clefie, the clumsy elf, is always blamed by his team of light technician elves for causign a blackout in the villge. Tired of being blamed, Clefie went to the pixie forest and asked her for wishes. However, he was only given three wishes. After his first wish, he started to ask for more wishes. He even wished for the whole village to be just like him but this casued a blakout in the village and the pixie to have its powers weakened. With his teammates at a loss and the pixie’s weak powers, Clefie knew he had to save the village himself. He climed up to the star tower but tripped over the wire which eventually lighted the whole village. Clefie wished the whoe village back to normal and was recognised as a true hero.


Clefie, the clumsy elf

Bookie, the smart elf

For both elves, I was inspired from the cartoon called Smurfs. However, in order not to replicate the characters, I have actually received some advice from my classmates and Michael that I should make some changes to my chracter. This includes the changing of the skin colour to be from blue to green so that it will become my own character. I have also decided to add some symbols on their hats that could represent their personality. For Clefie, I have decided to use a bell that could represnt how lost he looks and he does not know where he is going, thus, he needs a bell to show some signs to his other elves that he is at a certain place. Bookie is repreented by a book because it represents how smart he is and the pose represents how deeply in thought he always is.


For the fairy, I was inspired by tinkerbell and thus my previous design was similar to tinkerbell having blonde hair. Thus, after receiving advice from my classmates and Michael, I actually changed the colour of the dress and her hair so that she can be my own character that I have created.


This was my previous painting of my fairy which I find it very sketchy and too painerly. Furthermore, with the same hair colour as Tinkerbell, I have decided to change my character.


I feel that this project allows me to expand my creativity skills as the character is allowed to be ion any type of world. I actually had a few difficulties when coming up with the characters and their world because I was quite afrid if the characters and the world they live in did not make sense. I actually also did come up with some more characters but as I come up woth the story, I got stuck because the theme for the story that I came up with was more towards action. Thus, I have decided to come upo with a simplre story that would revolve around greed and how a person can come from zero to hero. Looking back at this story, I feel that the story should have also made some improvements because of how it should have just one message to tell instead of two. Due to how much I wanted to create a fiction character in a fiction world , I found it dificult to make use of the elements in the fiction world that includes magical fairies to be part of my story.

However, I still find this project to be very interesting and it allows me to think beyond reality and allows me to explore more from my imagination.