__________ + __________ = ME
__________ – __________ = A BETTER ME
__________ x __________ = AN IDEAL ME
__________ +/- __________ = ME IN 5 YEARS
My main focus on this project was mainly the application of the colour harmonies; while still focusing on producing interesting ideas that best represents me. This project is unusually challenging for me as I have a fear of using colour in my works as I have had no prior experience with coordinating colours in my work.
Urban Animal + Love for Nature = ME(@home)
I jumped at this opportunity to showcase my love for both the urban environment as well as nature. And growing up in Singapore; a small urban playground, there is this constant crave to get out. My love for nature grew from the opportunities and experiences I have from exploring the nature parks/reserves as a kid. And although small, I wanted to show how at home I feel being just 20 minutes away from both sides of the fence.
Urban animal. Through the use of strong monotone contrast of the sky to the buildings, I wanted to bring across the mood of how the city can actually be quite a dull environment to br in. Accompanied by the lighting from the back on the bear; which is a representation of myself, I wanted to create two layers in the composition. The use of colours of on the bear also brings the attention of the viewer from the background first and then to the bear itself.
Nature lover. Using a similar picture of the bear , I also wanted to create two layers between the composition. However, the back ground is different. I wanted to bring out the colours of nature (surprisingly complimentary), shades of browns (including the bear) which are in complimentary to the greens that I have picked . The use of stripes to show layers as well as “negative” stripes to bring out and showcase the sky.
Me(@Home). Through using a photo collage style, I wanted to create a balance of both nature and urbanscape in the composition. Through a manipulation of the Singapore CBD skyline that I have manipulated, I wanted to create a nest like representation to show that feel comfortable and at home, here in Singapore.
Play – Procrastination = More Play ( Better me )
For this series of 3 frames, I retook the persona of the bear, using a style of vector illustration to explore the use of the colour scheme properly.
Play. Through the use of a picture of a bear playing basketball, I tried to create a sense of play as well as to work on colour harmonies. By using a play of cool colours in the composition .
Procrastination. Through the use of the passing of time by the clock faces, i wanted to showcase procrastination by using a simple task of typing “1,2,3” in laptop in which takes almost 2 1/2 hours just to accomplish this act.
More fun. Less procrastination means that I am more focused in my work , less fearful and taking up less time as well, it leaves me with more time for play. The final frame in this series hopes to bring across two meanings by showcasing the bear playing with time, it means more time for play as well as to play with time . Through the us of complimentary colours to the colour of the bear, it is to my regret that have chosen this colour combination . This is a cooler and darker blue and does not carry across the emotions of fun that I have planned to show.
Teleportation X Immortality = Space Traveler (Ideal Me)
I approached this equation with a take of iconism is this series of 3 frames. While also sticking to a similar vector style to keep simple shapes and intentional colour harmonies.
Teleportation. Taking reference from Apple’s shopfront displays I wanted to recreate how high profile commercialised products are bring displayed in shop fronts.
While imagining that in the future, teleportation would be in the form of a button. Teal , Light green and red tones are used to create a triadic relationship in this frame.
Immortality. I wanted to create a fun take on immortality by showcasing the grim reaper being out of work, due to no deaths happening as we have discovered the secret to being immortal. This is thus bring recreated by using popular stock image of people looking for jobs in their uniforms.
By using the contrasting gold on purple background, i tried to create strong contrasts in the composition as well as to create the feel of the grim reaper sitting on heaven’s steps.
Space Traveler. With both teleportation and immortality, one can then hope to travel in between worlds, visiting them and to be a space travelers. Our next holiday destination would not be on earth.
My initial frame was to depict space travel through the use of the iconic astronaut suit. But it did not fit the whole theme and so i decided to change the style and entire composition of the frame.
The final frame includes a clickable box that once pressed, the viewer will be able to ” travel anywhere he pleases”. This whole series also showcases the need and want to space travel. The whole frame was to create an experiential take on space travel. By closing your eyes and imaging the planets you want to visit, press the button and it’ll take you there.
Hard Work + More Travel = Make My Mark on the World ( Me in 5 years)
I wanted to approach this 3 frames in a fun manner , by using brighter colours in my composition as compared to the rest of the frames.
Hard Work. By using my favourite soft toy to represent the products of my hard work. I used a factory production line to replicate the idea of hard work. In which is not about your ideas but of repetitiveness of work in which may seem robotic even. By using a shade of bright pink, i then proceeded to create my frame in which the background stands out from the conveyor belt itself.
More Travel. To simply put , it is a reflection of my lust to travel. By using bring contrast between the yellow and the pink , I composed this frame to show my need for travel through the plane as well as the world map in which is purposely made unrealistic in scale and shape to show the entirety of how wide i would want to travel the world.
Make My Mark on the World. My plan in 5 years is to see my own products or works being enjoyed around the world. And with my need for constantly wanting to travel alongside with being proud of my work and sharing it with the world, this is where I see myself in 5 years. This idea is thus replicated through the use of the airdrop of the fruits of my hard work , which is the soft toy. Through the use of a contrasting bright orange background the the chutes, I tried to complete this series of 3 frames which showcases my experimentation with brighter colours.
I thoroughly enjoyed the whole process of this project that was presented to us and look forward to taking 2D next semester.