I was greatly inspired by trippy art to create my zine, as I wanted to give people these reactions:
“what just happen”
“my mind got blown”
thus I went to my trustworthy site – Pinterest to get some inspirations, and here’s what I got!
I realised they usually have very vibrant colours, and sparks at random places. Tons of overlay was used also to create the effect of messy, random.
From this, I went ahead to experiment my own style of trippy art!
Chineasy is a publication that I saw on Ted Talk! The artist, ShaoLan Hsueh, a Taiwanese based in London, came up with easy pictorial way to teach children Chinese, in a visually engaging manner!
She incorporated the Chinese words into the form itself and it was easier to learn those words, especially for kids and visual learners!
I was greatly inspired by her work to come up with mine as well, not to teach Chinese, but to inform my zine’s viewers about the punishments in Ten Courts.
I didn’t want to include chunky text as description, and just wanted something sweet, simple, yet have other meanings to it.
Some illustrations done by her!
Therefore, I did up illustrations of a few Chinese words, and that really aided me a lot in my zine!
That’s it for my art references!