2D Project 2: Forrest Gump (Process Pt. 1)

For this project, we were tasked to pick four movie quotes and create visual narratives that expresses each quote.

The following are the initial quotes I have chosen:

  • “Mankind was born on Earth … it was never meant to die here.” – Interstellar (2014)
  • “T-Rex doesn’t want to be fed. He wants to hunt.” – Jurassic Park (1993)
  • “They like to get the landmarks.” – Independence Day: Resurgence (2016)
  • “Good lord, what is it about women with little hats?” – The Imitation Game (2014)

“Mankind was born on Earth … it was never meant to die here.” – Interstellar (2014)

I wanted to go for a somewhat apocalyptic scene, showing dangerous scenarios such as a nuclear power plant explosion and war planes dropping bombs, the crop field was inspired from the movie, which was set in a farm where the crops were infected with blight, threatening mankind’s survival. The planet represents the supposed future home of mankind.

The first draft was too plain and too ‘on the nose’.

Draft 1

I did a few more drafts, with the addition of the silhouette of a man,¬† his ‘praying pose’ representing the impending death of mankind and him seeking redemption.

Draft 2

The starry night sky implies that mankind will one day move to another planet.

Draft 3

Using the silhouette as the canvas.

Draft 4

Joy had suggested to change some of the objects to interpretations instead, for example, a burning cigarette could represent the chimneys of power plants, both contributing to air pollution. The following are interpretations I have included:

  • Chimneys of the power plant replaced by cigarettes, both contribute to air pollution.
  • War planes dropping trash bags, similar to bombs, both destroy the land in their own way.
  • Soldiers wielding axes, which kill trees like how guns kill people.

However, I had to work on the composition as there was no focal point, and the triangle formed in the middle seemed very awkward.

Draft 5

An improvement on the composition, however, I felt that I could add something more to the sky.

Draft 6.1

When I added the clouds, it seemed that they could merge with the smoke coming out from the chimneys!

Draft 6.2

With the ‘ clouds’ added, I tweaked the composition, applying the rule of thirds (which I wondered why I didn’t use in the first place).

Draft 6.3

Below is the final composition for this quote.

Draft 6.4 – Final Draft

Halftone applied, this will be the image I will be using for my tote bag.

Final image with halftone for silk screening

 

“T-Rex doesn’t want to be fed. He wants to hunt.” – Jurassic Park (1993)

For my first draft, I applied¬†anthropomorphism to T-Rex, he is rejecting the food in front of him, implying that he doesn’t want to be fed and wants to hunt for his own food. Joy mentioned it was too straightforward, and I should try not to use any of the elements in the quote, for example, I could change T-Rex to something else.

Draft 1

For my second draft, I was inspired by the saying of “Enjoying the thrill of the chase”, which Joy gave me for an example. I have depicted a man (T-rex), wooing (wants to hunt) a girl, but the girl is rejecting him (but he is likes when they play hard to get, i.e he doesn’t want to be fed).

Draft 2

For the third draft, I felt that the “he doesn’t want to be fed” part was not clear enough, hence, I made him pushing another woman away who appears to be pleading for his approval, i.e. he doesn’t want free ‘meals’ coming his way.

Draft 3

“They like to get the landmarks.” – Independence Day: Resurgence (2016)

Just like in the movie and what this quote represents, I portrayed aliens destroying some of the world’s iconic landmarks.

Draft 1

Another way of interpreting this quote will be showing tourists ‘targeting’ landmarks for selfies.

Draft 2

However, I might be scrapping this quote as I am not too pleased with the results.

“Good lord, what is it about women with little hats?” – The Imitation Game (2014)

Honestly, I was focusing on the first two quotes and just put together something for the third and fourth quotes. I will be working on another two quotes in the following weeks, but first, let me take a sel-

Poorly-done draft

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