The following two weeks were spent improving the first two designs, making the tote bag, and working on two new quotes.
In this post, I’ll be covering:
- Comments for first two designs from 1st group consultation.
- Practising silkscreening & Tote bag creation
- Ideation for 3rd and 4th designs, comments from 2nd group consultation.
Comments for first two designs
“Mankind was born on Earth … it was never meant to die here.” – Interstellar (2014)
For this design, it was mentioned that the soldiers needed to have more contrast to make them pop out more, the field of garbage on the other hand had to have lesser contrast as they were too distracting. The direction of the smoke also had to be flipped to better direct the viewer’s eye.
“T-Rex doesn’t want to be fed. He wants to hunt.” – Jurassic Park (1993)
For this design, it is a little unclear that the girl being pushed away is lusting for the man, one suggestion is to replace her with a ‘world’ of women or a plate of women, the latter with reference to food from ‘be fed’. The size of the rose could be bigger so that the audience can focus on the rose and move their attention down southeast.
Practising silkscreening & Tote bag creation
After practising, we went on to print our final designs during recess week.
Didn’t turn out as great as I envisioned (looks a little dark) but I was happy with it, the reduced details of the field of trash worked well; the trash bags look like trash bags, I was afraid it would look like blobs of ink.
Ideation and comments of 3rd and 4th designs
The week before the deadline, I worked on my final two designs.
“If you are good at something never do it for free” – The Dark Knight (2008)
For this quote, I referenced the story of the Golden Goose, instead of giving its golden eggs for free to the little boy in the story (I think there was a little boy), I made the goose demand payment for it, in this case, to a man. I deviated from ‘money’ for this quote and used fish instead as the form of payment. I used a chef instead of a business man as it fitted the theme better.
“You are no longer black, or brown, or yellow, or red! You are now green! You are light green! Or dark green!”- Jarhead (2005)
As the quote is talking about soldiers and their camouflage, I went on to use the classic example of camouflaging, chameleons. Comments from the consultation were that the chameleon could stand out more, the plants are interrupting the silhouette, one suggestion is that the chameleon could be holding up the plants. As the snake is not the main focal point, it can be smaller.