This is the slides for Bauhaus and the modern movement presentation.
This is the slides for Bauhaus and the modern movement presentation.
So this is the out come of the past few weeks labour.
The first two looks a lot like each other, due to my set mindset of having them take on the similar aesthetic.
Subsequently, the third one is vastly different, where I tried to do things in a different perspective. This one was more exploratory then finished I feel.
The Last one is more grounded in how it branches away from the similar style of the first two, but it is also due to the fact that this one was referencing a style that already exists.
In conclusion, I think there is still a lot I can improve on for this project.
For the next few days I went about illustrating my job in font. I didnt like the idea of scrolling through free font sites looking for a base font to build on my illustration.
This sketch was for an initial idea of the Chemist, however I realised that i too many options of which I was more interested to pursue, hence dropped the idea in its early stages of developement.
These were the basic sketches that eventually become the base for the pattissier illustration. I had a hard time deciding whether I wanted to portray the finished product (all the cakes) or the process of making a cake, so I did a short study of both.
These were the sketches that I had done up for the idea of the magician/circus performer. I wanted it to be very narrative with alot of things going on. However there were several factors that would lead me to change that idea eventuall. Thus the early stages of development had resulted in less defined alphabet sketches, but more details into how an actual object can look like an Alphabet. (Also without colour it is quite hard to differentiate the alphabet from the background).
This was the last of my sketches, but not the last of my exploration. I was really enthusiastic about this job prospect as there was a lot of things that i could play with to create my name. Different toys and tools, and I event had time to play with the prospect of creating my full name.
So I took to illustrating the Pattissier first, since i had a rather clear idea of what aesthetic I wanted to achieve from it.
I used Illusrator as I wanted a flat, pop art style that makes it ‘cute’. I did illustrate the two different ways that I mentioned above, one being with all the cakes all lined up as my name, and the other being the one where I illustrate a cake and the process of making the cake.
I went with the finished cakes, as it was more adorable, and it illustrated the idea of pattissier alright (my friends could tell what job it was, so it means I got my meaning across just fine).
I had a bit of trouble when creating the cakes, because it is not very easy to recreate texture on a vector system.
(Source taken from: https://www.thespruce.com/fruit-tart-with-pastry-cream-filling-995161)
(Source taken from: https://celebdear.com/product/velvet-chocolate-cake/)
There is only so much detail you can put in on a tiny illustration and there is way too many things I want to put on my cakes like the shine on the fruit, and the crispness of the tart.
Subsequently I illustrated the Toymaker idea in the form of ‘Doll maker’ again on Illustrator. I felt that by doing so I could kind of merge the idea of fashion designer and doll maker into one, seeing as both may end up doing this similar process (One making the doll the product and the other the doll as a mock up for their actual dress).
It is set in the workshop, as I felt that by showing the process i can have a variety of things go into the illustration, not just the idea of ‘collecting’ toys.
I did this with the similar style as the first. However, I had feed back to try and do something different, so I tried to branch out for the third piece.
The third piece has a mix of Photoshop and Illustrator. I wanted a museum curator because i like the idea of arranging collections as an aesthetic. So i created the halls of the museum in Illustrator before realising that if I was going to photo collage this, Photoshop would be more effective.
It got a bit messy after that as I started to piece images together.
There is a lot of things I can improve on for the composition, but I did not have the time to do it. However I think its mostly due to the perspective of with I based the entire illustration in.
I did the last one entirely in Photoshop, trying to branch away from over relying on the style of illustrating.
I had an initial idea of having it in a similar aesthetic as the first two but I was dissuaded from continuing down that line, so it remained like that.
So this illustration was supposed to be about being a magician or a circus performer. I was searching under ‘magician aesthetics’ for this, and ‘circus aesthetics’ when I came across a circus poster, and went with that as the main aesthetic for this final illustration.
(Source taken from: https://www.etsy.com/listing/87011761/vintage-circus-poster-circus-procession)
(source taken from: http://www.elcheapoposters.com/ringling-bros-barnum-amp-bailey-circus-poster-6-circus010.html)
I really liked the animal ones, and also it was easier to find pictures that would reflect the style of these posters.
So for this project we are tasked with illustrating our name (nickname, initials, surname, etc) in a way that would describe our future job.
When I think of future jobs, I mostly think of artsy things like fashion, working in a museum, and making toys. However, that would make the scope rather narrow, so I branches into other fields and thought of how I would like to portray myself in an aesthetic manner. Hence i came up with being a magician or circus performer and a pattissier, which I felt had a more whimsical touch to it.
When searching ‘toy maker’, most of the search results show images of wooden toy makers.
(source taken from: https://theaudienceawards.com/films/the-toymaker-86476)
Th source above is about Venezuelan folk artist Mario Calderón and features the toys that he makes. They are mostly humanoid beings painted in bright highly saturated colours. His theme for his tys is a relflection of childhood, and has a very fun and whimsical aesthetic.
(Both sources were taken from: https://www.folkartmarket.org/artist/mario-calderon/) The above are just some of the examples of Mario Calderón’s work.
In this case i would have my illustrate the workshop and the process of the toys created.
However, I felt that there are many example of toys (Stuffed toys, collectibles, dolls, board games) hence maybe I would like to dive further into what kind of toys I would like to ‘make in future’.
(source taken from: Pixar Animation Studio’s Toy Story 2 (1999))
I remembered this scene in Toy story where Woody had to have his arm reattached, and I thought of how interesting the tool box full of doll touch up parts were.
I also watched some Youtubers who make custom dolls.
(Source was screen shot from Youtuber Dollightful’s video ‘ Your First Custom: Selection + Preparation [Part 1]’ at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fen8kUQHfjE)
(Source was screen shot from Youtuber Dollightful’s video ‘ Sewing Doll clothes tutorial Part 1’ at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kdUviy9uYpk)
Her videos provide the process of customizing your own dolls.
Subsequently, there was another aspect of the finish products that I could portray, with the toys kept neatly in the shelves like a toy seller instead.
So as a fashion designer, there are a few stages in designing, first being ideation in the form of sketches, second is the gathering of materials, third being production of the clothing and lastly the runway.
(source taken from: https://www.shutterstock.com/video/clip-25592858-stock-footage-fashion-designer-draws-sketches-for-a-new-collection-in-her-workshop.html)
(source take from: http://www.loveandotherbugs.com/fashion/decoding-fashion-terms/)
I want to illustrate the process of producing the clothes, and maybe incorporate parts that suggest ideation and material gathering. Which also means that I would have to research clothes designs.
So I had the idea of being a Curator as i like the idea of this large collection of things.
(Source taken from: https://broadway.showtickets.com/new-york-tours-attractions/american-museum-of-natural-history-new-york/)
(Source taken from: https://www.tripadvisor.com/LocationPhotoDirectLink-g60763-d210108-i145902047-American_Museum_of_Natural_History-New_York_City_New_York.html)
I visited the National History Museum in New York a few years ago and was drawn instantly to how they curated their large collection of taxidermy and fossils. Its almost as if visiting the zoo as seen by the above picture where the ‘animals’ could be seen in the ‘natural habitat’.
I hope that this would not become too detailed to the point that it would become a narrative.
In the case of a magician, i would be illustrating certain props that magicians use.
(Source is taken from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hat-trick_(magic_trick))
However, thinking about it, I find that only using the props of magicians might be a bit narrow, hence widen the scope to more of circus acts.
(Source is taken from: https://www.thedodo.com/ringling-bros-circus-close-down-2182308918.html)
(source take from: https://gazette.gmu.edu/articles/13399)
(Source taken from: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4861954/Escaped-tiger-killed-Georgia-owned-circus.html)
(Source was taken from: http://mypieceofculture.tumblr.com/post/159451338879/witch-aesthetics-circus-witch-chaos-witch)
The only problem i had with this was that it may be a bit too narrative.
I like sweets, they come in many forms, many colours. I specifically like walking into those high end bakeries to stare at the sweets.
(source was taken from: http://www.windsorstar.com/life/news/Gallery+Nadege+Patisserie/6522454/story.html)
(Source taken from: https://ganachepatisserie.com.au/10-essential-pieces-of-patisserie-equipment-for-beginners/)
For this illustration, i am considering between having it illustrate the process of making a cake vs having and illustration of a store front.
In the case of the former, i would be referencing more on the tools and the processes used to make the cake like the above pictures. Hence maybe only one letter in my name will be a pastry and the rest will be tools, emphasizing on the fact that it has just been completed.
Subsequently, I could also have a store front to show the cakes that I have ‘made’. In that case, i would be studying the various kinds of gourmet desserts and how they will become the letters of my name.
(source taken from: http://www.gourmettraveller.com.au/recipes/recipe-search/chefs-recipes/2013/1/strawberry-shortbread/)
(source taken from: https://www.gettyimages.ae/detail/photo/mixed-gourmet-desserts-royalty-free-image/159719686)
(source taken from: https://www.tastemade.co.uk/videos/matilda-tart)
However this may come across more of a cake seller rather then a patissier.