2D – Project 3 “Ego” | Final

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Process v1
Process v2
Process v3
Color Research
Process v4
Process v5

First Equation





Second Equation






Third Equation






Fourth Equation







For all the 4 equation, the lips are tetrad 2. I want the lips to have a good sense of contrast with the background but not too big of a different.



As for the background, I make use of the clock hands to create a path to have a contrasting colors. For this, I uses complementary colors for all 4 equation.



Throughout the whole project, I was very lost in the style that I want to use. As seen in my process, I wanted to go for digital collage which I was inspired from Julien Pacaud, however the use of colors for collage is challenging and I still can’t have a good control of it. Thus I abandon that idea and went on to research more on the different style I can use. The whole process of finding the style I want to go for is tough. If I can’t decide on a style, I can’t start my project at all. As I further research, I chance upon pop art where the use of color there is very strong. Finally, I know where my project is leaning towards and I start on my composition.

To have a better direction of what my project is going towards, I came out with a narrative to it. I titled my project “Me at this time”. Where I want to portray my life staying in hall and attending class. It’s basically a day in my life. At certain time of the day what am I doing. With this in mind, I have a better idea of composing my design and what element to add in my project.

Although when I first received the project brief, I was like this is going to be challenging as we will be touching on colors and it’s definitely not something I am strong at. Throughout the whole project, although at some point of time I was stuck, I am still glad that I finally find a direction that I want and completed this project. I was pleased with the outcome and thankful for all the feedback I received from Mimi and friends.


2D – Project 3 “Ego” | Process v5

As I go on and explore on different composition, there are some fail composition.

Morning in Bed

The bed there just makes the overall design very flat. 

For this, I feel that the background gets a bit too boring, thus I added some colors at the background for the final composition.

Don’t want to get out of bed

I cannot decide where to position the cloud where it symbolize dream, I tried these two different composition and received feedback that it look weird in a way or another.

Where this composition look too complicated at the background.

Getting coffee in canteen

I tried putting myself into the coffee, however it doesn’t seems to work at all. 
For these, I feel that the view of the coffee can be further improve. Thus for the final, I changed to another type of view for the coffee cup.

After all the fail composition, I finally come out with the final one that will be shown in the next post. All these process really do help me out in finding out which one work best for each composition.

2D – Project 3 “Ego” | Process v4

I decided to go for this style for my project 3. As mention previously, I will be using Me at this Time to present my work. Here is the work that I have done and will be improving on it.

Tired Me

I used illustrator to create my face using this photo as reference.


What are some things to improved on are adding more details for the face features and also adding a neck will make the composition more complete and not look so weird.

Morning in Hall

I used a bed to represent my hall and added a clock that stops at 7.30 which is the time that I wake up for classes.

What are some things to improved on a is the scene it too plain. Maybe changing the setting and the clock to something more funky will helps. Will try and explore for this part.

Don’t want to get out of bed

I used cloud to symbolize dream, where she is sleeping and do not want to get out of bed. There is also a character holding balloons drifting among the cloud, which represent she still want to wander in her dreams.