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Forrest Gump: Final Prints

Two of my quotes are from the movie Mean Girls.

“Do you know why her hair is so big? It’s because its full of secrets.”

“So you agree? You think you really are pretty?”

Here are my final prints accompanied by some examples of the images that I threshold to attain my final print.  Enjoy!


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For this image and quote, I wanted to imitate the Mean Girl’s Burn Book style which was very pop and cut out style so instead of leaving the images nicely cut, I left the edges for the words uneven almost like a magazine cut out look. The concept behind this is more literal than the rest. I emphasis her head bigger than her body because it is too full of secrets that some of it are spilling out. I also made her lips bigger as someone who is full of secrets would always spread them.

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For this image and quote. I really like how the threshold effect is on the antique butterfly. I used butterfly to symbolise the idea of beauty with two eyes on it to show what is someone’s definition of beauty. I tried to make the butterfly like those that has like eyes on them. I decided to place numerous eyes around as the background as it represents how other would view your perception of beauty. I dissected the butterfly as well to show like ‘piecing together what is beauty’.





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For this image and quote, I decided to play on the idea of the ugly duckling and the beautiful swan which is a common symbolism for what is beautiful and what is ugly. I multiplied the swan as they were the ones judging the ugly duckling in the centre. Arranging them in a linear line towards the centre it draws the viewer to the centre. I also played with negative and positive to show good and bad.









For this image and quote, I made it even more abstract and this is the meaning behind the chosen images. I took an image of a young girl sitting with hands together, unsure as the girl who thinks she is pretty. Sitting on a lily pad, which is her ‘safe area’. The background is a galaxy, because she is in her own world. Beneath her, tentacles are out to get her and they represent the people ‘attacking’ her in a judgemental sort of way.

By far the last composition is my most favourite but took the least amount of thinking and came at such a weird timing! Overall this was a fun assignment both hands on and off.









My Mark Making Tool


This is my mark making tool that I made. So what i did was taking an old paintbrush and attaching two different types of feather at either side on the end. One was a slightly sturdier feather like that of  a chapteh whereas one was more of a soft and fluffy texture like that stuffed inside a pillow.


I tested out my tool trying out both feathers, moving each in a specific way to obtain a marking. Some of the directions include gliding in downwards like in the bottom left markings, or flipping it side by side like in the top left ,markings. I even tries point the toll downwards whereby both feathers touch the paper and start to rotate them. What i achieved was a circular marking with a opaque contrast in the centre by the sturdier feather and a slight circular marking on the outside by the softer feather.

What i have discovered on my own was that since the soft feather is softer its soaks up the paint more so I have to drag it slightly across the surface in order to achieve an interesting patter. Unlike the sturdier feather where i can be a bit more aggressive and press it harder on the surface and achieve better markings.

Aside from the tool, one very helpful tip i learn was mixing acrylic paint with white glue to make it thicker and because of its stickiness it has helped me with some of my decalcomania prints like the one below.

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