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Project 2 – 2D – Forest Gump / Artist Reference

Noma Bar

I was looking through pinterest and I  came across a artist that uses negative space on his design which inspired me a lot. I felt that by using the negative space it creates a surreal atheistically pleasing piece of artwork.

Simplicity is also one of my main focuses to design the whole layout for my 4 pieces of designs for the movie quotes.

Noma Bar’s Art work

His name is Noma Bar, he is an Israel-born graphic designer, illustrator and artist. His work appears in newspapers, magazines, book covers, ad campaigns and in his own books.

Noma Bar’s Book Cover

This is one of his book titled “Negative Space” written by him, originally published back in 2009. I managed to find a video of the book which shows us the designs and the used of negative spaces. 

This is by far one of the most interesting piece of work that I ever seen.

From Pinterest, I moved to youtube to search up  more of his artwork. There were tons of video references about Noma Bar in youtube, his artwork then expanded from illustrations into animation which deliver the message even further through motions.

Another one of his recent work in 2017 for the Mercedes-Benz.


Butcher Billy is a Brazilian illustrator with a fresh approach, who loves to slice up ideas and imagery in popular culture and reassemble them in unique ways. Juxtaposing everything from Wonder Woman and the Watchmen to Morrissey and Breaking Bad, his work is ironic, humorous and very postmodern. His subtle questioning of pop culture using pop art as his medium is a juxtaposition in itself, yet in their own unique way all his images seem to make sense.
When I first saw this post, I was attracted by it. In terms of the colors , the textures also given a surreal kind of effects. I would love to try out this kind of approach on my 2D project!
Here are some of the work done by illustrator done by Butcher Billy. I really like the strokes on their skin tones which representing the shadow of the textures, would love to give this kind of textures on my work.

Jürgen Willbarth

One of the little number of artists who has done a classic education and learned all the different techniques from scratch. Jürgen Willbarth works like the old masters and creates his work by hand. Tradition lives on it its best form- timeless. Classic pen drawings, water colored paints, animals and landscapes, as well as detailed architectural images are his specialties.
Here are some work from Jürgen Willbarth, It was done using technical pen instead of computer. He strongly believed by using traditional way of doing work still has the sentimental value in it. Would love to explore more on this kind of technique in my illustration.


Dourone is the pseudonym of Spanish artist Fabio Lopez. He’s a self-confessed creative nomad who loves to travel between different European countries and the United States, but grew up in Madrid. As he travels, he loves to paint – it’s as simple as that.

A self-taught illustrator, Dourone’s career developed out of painting shop fronts and interiors in his home city. Some of his favourite works have been huge wall murals in Los Angeles and as he’s progressed he’s added computer skills to the mix and will do his best to work in whatever medium a client requests.

Main influences include MC Escher, Moebius, Giovanni Battista Piranesi and Philippe Mohiltz, and he’s inspired by all the places he’s been to and interesting people he’s met. He also enjoys a fine wine.

I really love the half tone effects and he uses multiple images to form into a composition. I’m in love with the overall image and love to explore on this technique.

Project 2 – Forest Gump Movie Quotes Research


Our brief was to look up for movie quotes in the internet and design it into an image using photoshop. Firstly, I gathered quite a lot of movie quotes from the net and narrow down to the 4 main quotes that I want.

For some examples

“Bond. James Bond.” Dr. No, 1962

“My precious.” The Lord of the Rings: Two Towers, 2002

“Don’t ever change. For anybody.” – All about steve 2009

“Mrs. O’Brien: There are two ways through life; the way of nature, and the way of Grace. You have to choose which one you’ll follow.” Tree of Life (2011)

“i’m in a glass case of emotion.” – The Legend of Ron Burgundy (2004).

“You Taste Like A Burger. I Don’t Like You Anymore.”Wet Hot American Summer (2001)

The Chosen One

“I Have Nipples, Greg. Could You Milk Me?” – Meet the Parents (2000)

The above quotes is from the movie “Meet The Parents”,  it is a 2000 American comedy film written by Jim Herzfeld and John Hamburg and directed by Jay Roach. Starring Robert De Niro and Ben Stiller, the film chronicles a series of unfortunate events that befall a good-hearted but hapless man while visiting his girlfriend’s parents. Teri Polo, Blythe Danner, and Owen Wilson also star.

I chose this quote because when I first look at it, I felt that it is somehow related to an animal instead of a human. We should think it in a humour perspective way instead of sexuality or discrimination against women. But after re-watching the scene, the father-in-law is trying to be sarcastic in a way so the whole design should be something related to sarcasm.

Roads? “Where we’re going we don’t need roads”. – Back to the future. (1985)

Back to the Future is a 1985 American science-fiction adventure comedy film directed by Robert Zemeckis and written by Zemeckis and Bob Gale. It stars Michael J. Fox as teenager Marty McFly, who is sent back in time to 1955, where he meets his future parents in high school and accidentally becomes his mother’s romantic interest. Christopher Lloyd portrays the eccentric scientist Dr. Emmett “Doc” Brown, Marty’s friend who helps him repair the damage to history by helping Marty cause his parents to fall in love. Marty and Doc must also find a way to return Marty to 1985.

This is one of my favourite childhood movie and it is one of the best scene which they travelled back to the past. I chose this quote because it can be anywhere instead of the roads, It allows us to develop our ideas further. Instead of traveling on road, It can be either on the sea, in the air or even in space.

“I’m king of the world!” Titanic, 1997

Next up is Titanic, produced back in 1997 American epic romance-disaster film directed, written, co-produced and co-edited by James Cameron. A fictionalized account of the sinking of the RMS Titanic, it stars Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet as members of different social classes who fall in love aboard the ship during its ill-fated maiden voyage.

I felt that the quote is pretty much summarise a person who wants freedom or it may be something related to a higher authority with an evil plans.

“May the force be with you” – Star wars 1977

This is one of the famous quotes in the movie “Star wars”.
“May the Force be with you” was a phrase used to wish an individual or group good luck or good will, one that expressed the speaker’s wish that the Force work in favor of the addressee. The phrase was often used as individuals parted ways or in the face of an impending challenge.

I will be more likely to emphasis on the word “Force” strongly and also focus more on the word “Good luck” to create the artwork!