Hey everyone! As Project 1 of Foundation 2D II is coming to a close, here are my thoughts and process as well as my final outcomes.
The name I have chosen to use in all 4 compositions is “BRDGL”. It is basically a short form of my name “Bridgel” without the vowels. I chose to use Brdgl because it has a special meaning to me, it is my nickname with my best friends and they will call me that when we are texting.
Job 1: Meth Cook
This was the job which I was most excited to try out! Those of you who have watched Breaking Bad will be familiar, a meth cook is someone who makes meth (a drug).
Breaking Bad is one of my favourite shows of all time and it is about a chemistry teacher who turns into a meth cook because he has cancer and wants to be able to provide for his family. His partner-in-crime is one of his ex students and ever since watching the show I have always secretly hoped that one day a teacher from my JC will approach me out of the blue and invite me to be a part of their new shady “business operation”.
Here is the final composition! “My name is Bridgel and I am a Meth Cook”. It is 2 elements of the scientific Periodic table which have been printed and cut out, then suspended in blue candy which I have made myself. This is because the drug meth is blue in colour when it is created at a high percentage of purity (scionce 101). There is also an injection syringe in the shot to further push the idea of drugs in the composition and the crystal candy has been cracked to show that this is a wayward and dangerous profession.
Even though it would a bit tough to get the technique down and find the ingredients, I still decided to use blue candy which was self made. My initial plan was to use blue ice but then I realised it would get wet and soggy very fast. My other plan was to use blue jelly and encase the elements inside but I realised it would also get soggy and I wouldn’t be able to get the cracked effect that was shown in the picture.
This is the tutorial I used to create the candy!
Here are some pictures of my process! Cooking the sugar solution, leaving it to cool in the pan with the elements inside, and finally shattering it with a hammer for the cracked effect.
Job 2: Gardener
This is a job that I have taken up recently as my hall has recently started a new Edible Gardening club and I was asked to be the chairperson! As a new gardener I feel like I have an immense passion for plants and gardening and I would like to show that through my 2D work hence I picked gardener as one of my jobs. Although it was not a calling I chose but was thrown upon me, I still embrace gardening with every atom of my body.
This is my final composition! I tried out an illustration for this piece. I have used different elements of gardening such as tools and scarecrow to make my name and it was done on photoshop. This illustration was actually based on a previous illustration I did for my gardening club:
Feel free to join if you are a Hall 10 resident LOL
Job 3: Crossword Champion
Over the December holidays I represented my hall in the inter hall Boggle competition as a team member and even though we came in first (from the back), it has ignited a passion for words in me and I would definitely take part again next year! After joining the Boggle competition I have taken an interest in crosswords and word search as well and would like to be a champion in word games, hence this design.
To create this composition I used a grid and filled in the squares with the paint tool that I wanted to be black, which make out my name. Then I printed it and wrote the letters in with pen, circling the word “champion” to show that I want to be a champion. Then I scanned it and adjusted the brightness and contrast before re-printing again.
Job 4: Hacker
When I was in JC for a period of time my best friend and I wanted to become hackers because we thought that hackers were like those cool people that you see on the Matrix LOL.
This composition was created by making a 3D font on photoshop and overlaying a Matrix effect over it. If you look closely, the Matrix actually says “BRDGL” repeatedly as well.