2D | final ego

I am finally done with all my 4 equations!
8-bit took a painstakingly long time to finish, but I’m pretty impressed with how the results turned out!
I used a pastel/neutral colour palette for my squares.

The title of my Project, is life of an arts student in university, based on online memes.
There are 4 outcomes, What I think, What my parents think, What society thinks, and What actually happens.

Equation 1: Me, from a business background + Learning basic design skills = What I think

For Equation 1, I placed the squares of me, from a business background, presenting a marketing proposal, as I was from a business student back in Poly days. + when I came to NTU ADM, my perception of ADM was that it’s a platform that I learn basic design skills and then, 4 years later, I’ll graduate!
I thought that University Life was actually that easy for an arts student! (But i am obviously very very wrong 🙁 )

For colours wise, I used mostly pastel reds and blues, as NTU’s convocation consists of mainly those colours. Also, red represents passion – and I used it to signify my passion for designing.

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This color palette is where I referenced my colours from! They belong to the analogous harmony.

Equation 2: Me, still a child to my parents + Receiving pocket money = What my parents think

For Equation 2, I started with a young character of me, portrayed as still a kid in my parent’s eyes. With receiving pocket money from my parents, it leads to the last square of What my parents think – of me using the money they gave to go drinking and clubbing.

Colour-wise, I used monochromatic blue palette!


This is my reference palette! The reason I chose blue, is because the good emotions it evotes are love, which in this case, my parents love for me. But, it also evotes negative emotions, like fear – which can also be interpreted here, due to my parent’s fear of me wasting money and playing around, instead of concentrating on my studies.

Equation 3: Artsy fartsy me + Doing well in an arts course = What society thinks

For Equation 3, I defined myself as artsy fartsy – someone whose very artistic, + doing well in an arts course (ADM), being first and having GPA (exaggerating a little too much) = What society thinks, that I’ll be living on the streets, being a spray painter.

For the last square, the reason for putting a spray painter for What Society thinks, is because of the societal norm. There are still people whom are not very accepting of the arts industry, and whenever I say i’m from an arts course, their first reply, was “What future do you have?”
It always seem that arts have no future!!! Also, an inside joke between my friends and I when we went to Melbourne, they jokingly asked me if that’s my future job when we passed by Hosier Lane witnessing many artist spray painting. Thus, I decided to use spray painting artists as a meme of having no future for an arts student.

For the colours, I used Complementary harmony.
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This is the colour palette that I referenced from. The reason of having orange, was due to the emotion related to it – ignorance. I feel that many people in the society are still ignorant to what art students actually does, and what holds in the future of art students!

Equation 4: 

The final equation, is what actually happens in the life of an ADM student.
Being a sleepyhead me, I require tons of sleep everyday! (I can literally sleep the whole day away if I have no alarms hahaha)
But with overloading deadlines to meet and the tons of assignments to do, it leads to what actually happens – the reality 🙁
The reality is me, at 530AM, still trying to multitask between rushing assignments and studying for quiz, and trying to survive on coffee.
Meanwhile, I am thinking of sleep, and food (cuz it’s an unearthly hour and it’s hard to get food!!!) Also, I am missing my social life and the time spent with my friends!

For the colours, I used Warm Analogous Harmony, but based mainly on browns.


This is the colour palette I referenced from!
I chose warm colours, as it gives me a feeling of reality, which links to my equation!

And that’s it for the last project of Foundation 2D!
Stay tuned to my next post on the post-review reflection!

Till then,

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