2D-(Assignment 3) Ego- Ego Final (3)


Work work work work work….

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My final 12 paper cut composition are pretty straight forward. There’s no nice hidden meaning and the whole concept is about bodily function. My reaction to different situation and yet these situation are relatively easy for other people to relate to it.

In row 1, composition 1 is me hugging bao ji wan (chinese diarrhea medicine) because I reply on this medicine every time I have diarrhea I use red instead of brown because red is a warm color and using color emotion this medicine give me warm and comfort. In composition 2 the angelic orange and yellow warm color symbolizes sun ray like the warmth and comfort toilet bowl give when we see it during diarrhea. Similar to the angel effect “ahh~” Composition 3 makes uses of direct style from pop art and a little color correction on the explosion.

The 3 composition of the second row I uses more soft color because this row concept is about female and women problem and in color emotion softer color are more feminine. In the 3 composition, I uses cool color like green, purple, light blue, because the idea of this composition is about cold drink.  
 I uses color correction for composition 1 and 2 and pimple are usually swollen red and in pain so I uses pink and red, And these colors also creates a contrasts with the soft light green of the face, and it allows the emphasis the pimple which is the main focus of this row concept. 3 composition is a typical style of pop art in terms of colors, font and layout.This whole row is about the idea of night time, so I tone down the color to more warm color instead of striking light color. And also minimized the usage of a variety of colors. I uses alot of purple in this 3 concept because in color emotion purple tends to be a relax and comfort color. A “nua” color. 


On critique Day I receive feedback regarding the last row of the composition. Joy suggested that I could create a wow factor in last row for example, in the first three row we have wow factor like the shiock, explosion, and lightning strike but the last row seem rather calm and down so I could probably include this factor into my composition. img_3247





All the “So, class any comments?”….

Silence moment…..


2D-(Assignment 2) Forest Gump- Final! (2)

Finally today is the day of our Assignment 2 Critique!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Time passes really fast, at first I just met my classmate, then I was introduced to line project 1 then now I’m presenting my Project 2 and later I would be introuduced to project 3! OH MY GWAD!!! SO FAST 🙁 Really sad to leave this class:( Such wonderful People. 

OI back to topic lah! anyway my final decided quotes are:

  1. The deepest wounds aren’t the ones we get from other people hurting us,
    They are the wound we give ourselves when we hurt other people    Edward Scissorhand, 1990
  2. Once you do something, you never forget. Even if you can’t remember    Spirited Away,2001
  3. You cut yourself off from all sorts of experiences because you tell yourself you are
    ‘not that sort of person”, But, I’m not. How do you know? You’ve done nothing, been nowhere.
    How do you have the faintest idea what kind of person you are?    Me Before You, JoJo Moyes, 2016
  4. But if there’s love, dear…. those are the ties that bind, and you’ll have a family in your heart, forever.
    All my love to you, poppet, you’re going to be alright…bye bye   .Mrs Doubtfire, 1993

For my compositions I wanted to try different style for each composition, some uses silhouette, some uses illustration, some uses greyscale and some uses images and photographs.

And My Compositions Are:

rachel_ng_gi_gin-edward_scissorhands_1This story behind this quote I’ve said it before so i’m repeating again:) To me this quotes reflects to the relationship I have with my mom. Growing up I believe everyone been through many quarrels with their family members. If you say no, I don’t believe. haha,.. Anyway yes, I’ve quarrel with my mom countless time, when we quarrel, I always felt im the one being blame, being misunderstood and hurt by her and that I’m always wrong, But when I calm down, I always feel really sorry and guilty for the words I’ve said to her. Regretting each and every words I’ve said to hurt her. Feeling so hurt in my heart for causing this quarrel and hurting my love one. And this is where this composition comes about.

The white hair on the left symbolizes my mother, and the one on the left symbolizes me. The reason why is a mirror image is because many many people say we look really really alike like ang gu kueh mold out. Adding on, the sword piercing through my mouth to her meaning that when we quarrel not only I’ve hurt her, But after we quarrel the pain and sorry I got after I regret is more than the hurt I’ve cause her. The constant regret and pain I felt and guiltiness that filled me. Reason why there is only blood from my mouth is because of the greater pain I suffer after we’ve quarrel. And words on my mother’s body showing the idea of once said never taken back so it’s on body and not clothing because it can never changes and would always be reminded that I’ve one said these words to hurt her. 


This is the same design I printed on my tote bag. Family time is always a very precious time for me. Especially things that could bind us together means even more. The old chinese film is the thing that could bind us together as a family, without electronic devices or doing work or anything else. Everyone just sit together and simple laugh as we watch these movies. The puzzle design meaning that combing these films and pieces of the family on the background together would eventually form a full complete puzzle. And the reason I decided to print this on my tote bag is because firstly I spend alot time on this and only had this on composition on the tote bag printing week. Secondly, this is still happening in my family, we are still watching these movies now and then for our family time. 


I’m the kind of person that always tell myself I can’t do this, I can’t do that, but infact I’ve never step out of my comfort zone and tried things before. For example, I’ve always scare of water, Sports like snorkeling or diving is an absolutely NO in my dictionary. But my sister is always the one behind my back pushing me out of my comfort zone, telling me you never try you would never know and last last year I’ve finally tried snorkeling and to be honest! I really love it, it is scary for me yes, But I would definitely do it again:) So this composition shows my sister(one the right) stepping on the palm or my parents pushing me(one the left) breaking free out of my comfort zone with is symbolize by the line drawn out from baby inside womb. And me sited on the swing with the hands holding onto the strings meaning the words my sister always tells me, No matter how scary that thing is just remember we’re always here holding and rooting for you. So just try..:) 


The meaning behind this composition is trying to say many times in life, we do alot of things and we would go “I don’t remember leh, But I think I got do before” or “I’m pretty sure I got do before” So this quote to me is to constantly remind me that I have to spend time and do family activities with my family. Because of work, my family didn’t have much time and money to travel together. And because I was young, I have no idea how to organized one. Now gown up we finally are able to travel together for the very first time last year. And to me, I would want to do many of such activities together. The activities on the brain in the composition are the things I want to do as a family, things like travelling, movies, picnic, chalet, sports or having seafood. Even if we can’t remember we did that before I believe we would still have a little memory about it. Just like the lighter part and eraser dust on the composition even is one day these memories are erase or we cant remember it, we would still leave a trace or mark in our brains just like when we erase things off paper, we can’t completely erase it clean.

Problem I Faced:

Throughout this project, the first problem I faced was how to link the quotes to myself. I could say I love this quote that quote, But even I myself wonder why I actually like this quote. Secondly, would be finding the right images. When you gave a idea or composition in mind, it’s hard to find the right high resolution image to craft out the picture you had in mind. As well as the adjusting it to black and white. Some image would turn out too dark and some would details non show and you have to match it with the other image in your composition:( I didn’t have much problem with my silk screening process except for the fact that washing takes a long time:)

Critique Day!!:)

Feedback I receive from Joy on Critique Day:)

  • Could have something to link the four compositions together.
  • The composition for “Me before You” could use real hands to show the character identity and age of the person. Parents hand could be slightly older and different between mom and dad hand.
  • Small details could link the four compositions together. Eg, in “Spirited Away” have activities like film and on “Mrs Doubtfire” we can find film being shown as a subject:)
Everyone Came EARLY!!!




2D-(Assignment 1) My Line Is Emo- (End) Chinese Ghost Festival (3)




From my tittle you’ll be able to know that my concept is the Chinese Ghost Festival. The six emotions, Love, Fear, Surprise, Joy, Anger and Sadness is subdivided into:


The main idea of this concept is “外面看里面,里面看外面” Outside (us humans see Ghost Festival) vs Inside( Ghost see Ghost Festival. I choose this layout because I want to create two side, one side represent Humans Emotions and one side represent Ghost Emotions. However, the bottom six rows is a mixture of Anger and Sadness because i felt that us human as well the the ghost both contain these common emotions towards the Chinese Ghost Festival. Even though I may not exactly know how the Ghost feel about this festival. But i make uses of traditional believe (Ghost one month holiday where they could eat, take money and have fun) and story behind the Ghost festival to allocate the emotions.


Since I’ve uses mainly Chinese ink and White acrylic ink. I decided to play with the paper medium and I’ve realize different paper medium gives a total different effect even with the same technique.

  • Newsprint
  • White Copy Paper
  • Black Paper
  • Paper Money (Kim Zhua)
  • Tracing Paper


Love: Longing, Respect, Devoted

Fear: Panic, Uneasiness, Tenseness


Love: Longing

This strip represent longing. The reason why I choose this mark as longing is because Ghost festival happens annually for a month and one of the day Chinese family would pray to their ancestor. And i felt longing represent one of the feeling human have, the thick to thin mark symbolizes that during this day the miss feeling we have to our ancestor e.g grandparents would get stronger and slowly fade away until next year the feeling of miss would get stronger again when the date gets nearer.

Medium use: Rambutan stem draw lines on newsprint


Love: Respect

Ghost Festival is a traditional occasion, now most people doesn’t continue this tradition and I felt people who continue this tradition is because of the respect they have towards this traditional festival. The mark on the strip symbolizes the lost of people respecting such tradition, from left to right the mark starts to disappear bit by bit.

Medium use: Mu Er draw lines on black paper with white ink

DevotedLove: Devoted 

Devoted represent how faithful people is towards this tradition. despite being a modern world now, every year during this month the same routine would definitely happen again. Hence, the marks symbolizes people praying for the same reason/direction.  How people look up to this festival.

Medium use: Joss Sticks dip in chinese ink hold and push towards the same direction on newsprint


Fear: Panic

During this month humans get panic over it because of the fear we have towards this festival as traditional believe that during this month ghost are being let out to have fun, eat and get money from the human world. The marks represent the panic emotion humans have, the messy and irritated lines represent the thought in human brain.

Medium use: Facai dabbing on white copy paper


Fear: Uneasiness

 During this month when we walk alone at night or even in a quiet place we would definitely feel uneasy. Feeling eerie and uncomfortable. Hence this marks represent the emotion, the up and down stroke and uneven mark left because of the chinese ink and kim zhua texture reflects the up and down emotion we have.

Mudium: Joss Sticks dip chinese ink Up and down on Kim Zhua


Fear: Tenseness

 Similar to Uneasiness, we felt tense up during this month. when a plastic bag is stretch  the stretch marks it reminds me of the emotion tense. The mark on the strip represent the emotion tense just like the tightness we have when we tense up.

Medium use: Joss Sticks roll on black paper


Surprise: Amazement, Startle, Incredulity

Joy: Satisfaction, Excitement, Contentment


Surprise: Amazement

With traditional believe when ghost are let out they would feel amazement when they see the prayer table us human have prepared for them, the ” WAH! ” feeling. Hence, this mark is make up many small dots and it creates a blur vision and a sense of surprise, i felt that this results shows the feeling of amazement and the uneven black tone adds on to the surprise feeling.

Medium use: Apply chinese ink on paper money, flip it and stamp it on white paper


Surprise: Startle

 Startle refers to the shock the ghost felt when some of them see the prayer table, some table are filled with amazing prayers good whereas some had nothing. In design principal we learn that the tone and value can differentiate different meaning in this design, the different black tone shows the little jerks of shock emotions the ghost feels.

Medium use: Joss sticks roll on tracing paper

IncredulitySurprise: Incredulity

Incredulity means the disbelief ghost have when they come out and realizes no one or family member there to pray them. When we are in shock of disbelief our mind tends to be in a messed, so this strips represent the messed thought they have in their mind.

Medium use: Dao Gi dabbing on Kim Zhua


Joy: Satisfaction

This strip represent satisfaction. Traditional believe that the throat of the ghost are being narrow when they are in hell, during the ghost festival gods would open up the throat of these ghost for them to eat and hence, they would feel satisfied whenever they filled themselves with food during this month.

Medium use: Joss sticks draw in circular motion on black paper


Joy: Excitement

This strip it’s pretty direct show of the emotion. When i try out this medium with the whacking technique the mark straight away reflects the emotion of excitement. Just like us humans when we are let out to party we would definitely feel excited and this apply to the ghost as well.

Medium use: Facai whacking on black paper


Joy: Contentment

When the ghost receive money, they would definitely feel contented. I have no idea how they spend but just like us humans we also feel contented. If you look closer the mark looks like little human jumping silhouette and that to me feels like contentment.

Medium use: Longan Stem dotting on white paper

Common Emotions 

Anger: Hate, Jealousy, Vengeful

Sadness: Grief, Suffering, Loneliness


Anger: Hate

Using the principal of design the color can reflects warm and cold tone. The same technique is use to create the strip hate and suffering, however creating it on different medium can gives a different emotion. The white paper reflects a cold feeling whereby it shows the hate humans felts toward this festival, some people feel it’s polluting the air by burning incense paper, and l creates litter to our environment. and ghost would hate because of the lingering feeling they have towards the human world.

Medium use: Candle Wax portion dip in chinese ink and roll on white paper

GriefSadness: Grief

The splatter effect on the tracing paper created the emotion grief. Humans belief that in these ghost there is their family members. and hence during this month they would feel sad and grief. Ghost also feel this way because once they were humans and they would also missed their family. I uses chinese ink on tracing paper because the diluted watery chinese ink would created a glossy effect on tracing when dry. Hence, it kind of symbolizes the tears of humans

Medium use: Longan stem dip in ink and flick the longan stem with fingers.


Sadness: Suffering

The same technique is use for this strip and the hate strip however when creating it on kim Zhua, it red tone gives a more warm feeling just like suffering it felt more bloody and harsh compare to white paper. Humans and ghost both suffers during this month, humans felt the environment being polluted and ghost felt suffering when they misses the human world.

Medium use: Candle Wax portion dip in chinese ink and roll on Kim Zhua


Sadness: Loneliness

When experimenting around i suddenly remember the principal of design when many dots are close together instead of looking them individually you look at them in groups. Just like loneliness, they seems like there is alot of them and people around you but actually your alone. Just like ghost do feel lonely even though they are all in groups because their family members are in human world. and human feel lonely because their love one may have pass on and they are left behind.

Medium use: Candle tip dip in chinese ink and dot on Kim Zhua


Anger: Jealousy

Ghost would feel jealous because they are once humans and so this strip with the skinny lines would represent the jealousy thought slowly eating up their mind

Medium use: Joss Sticks red part zig zag motion on black paper.


Anger: Vengeful

The messy lines shows the emotion vengeful the ghost have. It it messed up, complicated, dark and mystery. Very harsh in tone and mind would be lost in thought. Just like some ghost would have vengeance on the human world.

Medium use: Facai circular motion on newsprint

Our Critic Day:

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p.s someone ask me to burn for him/her. Who ar?



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