2D – Project 2 Process of Totebag Making

From the beginning, we are suppose to pick one quote out of the 4 and transfer the design onto the tote-bag. The quote that I have been working on is:

Life’s a climb, but the view is great. – Hannah Montana: The Movie

I have changed my design several time, and this is the final design that I have transfer onto the tote-bag. I did the whole process of silkscreen printing again to get my design onto the silkscreen.
Click here to view the post on the process of silkscreen testing.

This is the design on the silkscreen.


Testing out the final design on paper.

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Finally, I did it onto my tote-bag!!


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After consultation with Mimi, I realize my previous work was too complicated. I wanted to use the ladder to portray the sun ray.

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However, it kinda fail. The ladders is too distracting in the middle and it doesn’t seems to work in this design. Mimi told me to get inspiration from this artist, Dan Hillier.


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I like how he combined the element together and give it a totally different feel. I tried to use this into my movie quote, however I need some comment on whether it works.

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Life’s a climb, but the view is great. – Hannah Montana: The movie

This is my updated version. I did two different design. For the first one, I tried using trees, flowers, branches to illustrate the view. The girl was standing on top of the mountain looking at the view. The layout kind of like stuck here, I tried spreading the trees apart too but I’m not sure what can I remove or add on to make it more interesting.


For the second design, it was still the girl standing on top of the mountain. This time the forest is like surrounding the girl and she is looking at the view.


2D – Project 2 Silkscreen Testing

During class, we try out silkscreen printing for the first time. We are tasked to print our design on transparency.


From coating to exposing and then inking the design, I find the whole process was interesting.  I realize some part of my design doesn’t come off very well. It might be the gray scale or some parts of the design details is too small to come out nicely.


After everything is done, I try inking it on paper. However, the first try fail because there was too much ink and it smudged. I continue a few more times with lesser ink, and the details come out more and more clearly.


I decided to change the design after consultation with Mimi, thus I have to remove the emulsion away using some chemical.


This is the first time I’m doing silkscreen printing and the experience was good! Looking forward to printing my design on tote bag on the next lesson! Meanwhile, I will be working on improving my design now!

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Life’s a climb, but the view is great. – Hannah Montana: The movie

After receiving some comment on the previous post, I decided to use the first design as the design should be based on my quote only. I changed away the background as grey will not appear as such when doing silkscreen.

This is the updated version.


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I went on to google more on different movie quote. I came across this movie quote and find it interesting. I watched the movie before starting on the composition.

Hannah Montana: The Movie – Life’s a climb. But the view is great!
He tells her that Hannah is going out of control and Miley needs to gain perspective and remember who she truly is. Instead of leaving for the World Music Awards in New York on a private jet, the Stewarts land in Crowley Corners, Tennessee, their hometown, for Miley’s grandmother’s birthday. Miley is angry at her father for the switch but Robby Ray points out that this is the life she could’ve been leading if she was not famous.


I came out with 3 different design for this quote.

1. With mountains and ladders to symbolize climbing in the scene. The sunset at the background is to illustrate on the view. Good things always come after some hardship.


2. Miley Stewart is struggling with her alter-ego and her popularity as Hannah Montana and keeping her double-life a secret from the media. Thus this design shows both side of her, one where she is just an ordinary country girl where another is the life of a singer.


3. This design shows whatever Hannah likes or love to do. It’s all inside her, be it singing, dancing, or being a country girl. It is all part of her life and all the end of the day, it’s just doing what she love.


2D – Project 2 Process v1

We are tasked to pick 4 movie quotes and create a visual narrative that expresses each quote.

I did a few design on different movie quote. However, after consultation I realize my design are all too flat. I created the visual based on the quote itself, where there is no deeper meaning to it.

Finding Nemo – Just keep swimming.
During the chaos and blinded temporarily by the dust, Dory accidentally drops the mask into the darkness below. Marlin gives it up for lost but Dory cheerfully takes him into the depths, telling him to just keep swimming.


In this design, I was only thinking on adding Nemo in and swimming in the ocean. I should add in more element to bring out the quote instead of just this.


What a girl wants – Why are you trying so hard to fit in when you were born to stand out?
To please her father and his social circle, she abandons her old style and dons the upper-class sophisticated look, and behaves herself.
Ultimately, Daphne rejects her new self because it is not who she is. She returns to America, and restarts her work as a wedding server.


In this design, I want make one of the girl stand out from the rest. Thus I added some filter over one girl while the rest just blend in at the back.


It’s a wonderful life – Every time a bell rings, an angel gets his wings.
George Bailey is about to kill himself, and they need to send an angel down to Earth to stop him. They select Clarence, a somewhat down-on-his-luck angel who hasn’t earned his wings yet, but who they decide is right for the job. The senior angels promise that Clarence will get his wings if he succeeds.


In this design, I picked out the keyword of the quote which is bell, angel, wings. End up the design turn out to be flat. It’s not as interesting as the quote is, like what’s the meaning behind this quote? On what circumstances will a bell ring?


Titanic – You jump, I jump.
As her boat lowers, Rose decides that she cannot leave Jack and jumps back on board.


In this design, I used a sinking boat to illustrate the scene and the silhouette of the scene “You jump, I jump” as seen above where they are holding on to each other. This design end up to be too direct again.


Mimi gave me some suggestion on different approach. Like looking at different book cover. How they uses image to attract audience attention.

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There are also some interesting movie poster design too.

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I am still trying to improve on my design, figuring out the technique to use in different individual.