The final piece shows me holding an umbrella walking in the rain, up a flight of steps. I feel that as the people around us; family, schools we attended, protects us in a safe and sound environment, just like how walking in the rain with an umbrella on hand shields us from the rain. But in order for us to climb further in our lives, we inevitably have to break away sometimes to venture out on our own, although we might get wet. I wanted to show that even though the future may be uncertain, but it is only for us to experience it.
I’ve used shade for the leaves and bushes in the background, and tone to show where the light is coming from. The foreground is in darker shade as compared to the background, so as to show the contrast of distance. The trees gives the verticals to the composition, and the shadows give some horizontal to it. Drawing the hand and umbrella to the left of the plane makes it less centre-orientated.
I chose to depict tourism in a timeline, how Singapore tourism industry has developed over the years. From the initial Changi Airport to make it more accessible to travel to and fro, to having F1 race, Singapore has come a long way to make her mark in the region.
Looking up from the Hive makes me feel motivated. The bright sky against the darker walls of the Hive makes me feel that there will be a brighter day to come whenever I climb a step higher. This depicts what I see through my eye.
This is the view through the window of my room. When I was younger it used to be a piece of green scenery, and whenever I look out of my window I’ll feel peaceful. Even though this green space will eventually be dominated by new HDB flats, I still call it home.
first and second sketches.
Landscape drawing of MBS during fieldtrip.
Steamboat reminds me of the eve of Chinese New year, where my family and relatives gather together and eat reunion dinner. It is during this special day, when everyone in the family is present.