And i present to you…. My Final Lines


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Other than each of the individual lines, i also focused on the overall flow and presentation of the lines. I made sure that none of the lines that look similar are close to each other. From my final submission, some how out of subconscious, all the lines are connected and they seem to flow in a circle(wonder if anyone can notice that), it is like how i mentioned, no matter what emotions, they are all linked to one another.


Individual Lines Analysis 

All the emotions are written, or should i say hidden among the lines. To me, words are made up of lines too, they should be part of the line, not a separate existence.


Embarrassed – being embarrassed feels like you are shying away from something, but it feel embarrassed, it is actually a very strong feeling. Hence the mix of the initial faint(shying away) but it gradually transforms into the strong feelings (dark hard lines) behind it.

This is done on a transparency sheet, and i have purposely let the inked part exposed, like how after we exposed ourselves, we might feel embarrassed.

Method: Pushing and pulling and swirling the transparency sheet on the stained/remaining ink on the glass tabletop. Some parts are diluted with water while some parts are kept as it is.



Nonsensical – “having no meaning; making no sense” From the weird lines and shapes on the left to a sudden deep dark right side with random spots. It shows how many different feelings can appear together. If this is not nonsensical, what is?

Method: Mono printing with a branch of dried leaves and small flowers. Didn’t know what to expect but interesting weird results. The leaves (left side) even created prints that look like human legs.



Ambiguous – Why is there a boomerang? Why are there small different lines? Are they Lines or scratches? What is that giant flash of light? What are the lines at the bottom? Tons of questions ask when we are feeling unclear. Even after asking them, they are still not solving the question, hence ambiguous

Method : Mono Printing



Fragile – A thin line, but never a complete line. Even something complete can be broken (the top line) and even if u look strong, there is no “perfection” there might be parts that are slowly fading away and falling apart


Awkward – 届けたいけど届かない。(wanting to reach it but you can reach it) This was the immediate first feeling when i saw this line. The feeling of wanting to venture into new areas(the dark bottom part) but u feel weird and awkward, hence stopping somewhere even before reaching it

Method: Multiple mono printing with masking tapes



Sloven – Being lazy. Everything feels cluttered and confused, in a pile together. Not caring what happens next

Method: Monoprinting with Garden String. Love this effect this particular string gave as compared to the usual strings.



Distracted – Am i suppose to be drawing lines or making splatters? Which direction was i suppose to go again?

Method: Splattering of chinese ink randomly and and it drip. Adding lines using glass deco ink after that.



Psychotic – It felt like the weird black and white images that we will see if we went crazy. Random parts of flashbacks all compiled together in one. Who wouldn’t go crazy?

Method: Monoprinting using a small roller and…..?



Turbulent – Hard, direct, straight on strong feelings that comes to be like waves and from many many directions. Crisscrossing of emotions. Everything crushing onto me/ the center. feeling the center of the turbulent waves

Method: Brushing of chinese ink using the dusting brush.



Indecisive – Choosing Paths. When are are 2 paths for you to choose, which will you choose? Even after you choose, what will be the end? Throughout the path, there are many little obstacles (lines), how do i decide?

Method: Monoprinting with scrunched and rolled up kitchen towel!



Bizarre – What are the tingly things? Is some new breed of vine monster sprouting out from the ground?

This is one of the magical effect created again by the garden strings. I was immediately certain that this feels bizarre to me and it is one of the earliest emotion that i have choose and decided upon.

Method: Monoprinting with Garden strings



Sensual – Yeah it feels good

Method: Monoprint with crushed pieces of paper



Exhausted – When I feel exhausted, it feels like the whole mountain is coming down crushing on you. This is how it feels like for me

Very much inspired by Alexander Cozens who use random marks to create landscape. If you flip it around u will see a mountain range

Method: Collaging different pieces of crushed paper left from monoprinting.



Systematic – Whats more systematic than repeating and doing the same action over and over again?

Method: This is done by pressing down and making mark on the whole A3 paper, without dipping the brush back in for ink again, hence creating the gradient effect.



Anxious – Being trapped and lost in a maze. The prints look like a huge maze to me. The sides that look like exits are not, what are they? When we are lost, we will get anxious, hence this emotion. 

Method: Monoprint with kitchen towel. Crush and place them randomly, let the ink and towel do the magic!



Lyrical – “Magical Lyrical Girl Nanoha” The anime series that i love ever since i watch it. My mind was filled with the image of magic casting circles and transmutations. I focus on the magical feel.

Method: Varying strength of sqeezing the glass deco ink out of the bottle (since my hand will run out of energy) the zig zag lines magically created, and also the wonderful line weight. It feels like how lyrical magical musical rhythm, doesn’t it?



Spontaneous – What gets more spontaneous with high energy splatters and lines on the whole paper?

Method : this was actually the third or fourth monoprint. I liked the lines and effects, didnt what to waste it so i added blotches of inks randomly using a twig and pressed it down with the giant roller. It was really spontaneous when i am doing it, simply feeling the flow and energy of my work.



Aggressive – The very strong emotion. Strong waves. Hard direct truth.

Method: Confident brush strokes in one direction. I love the energy that was presented to me and it felt like what aggression should be like.



This whole process started out unsure, confused about what was I supposed to do. However, the “blind churning out of works” evolved when more works are created and after i done proper research. As i went on this journey, everything become more clear. I was doubting what i had created would make its cut, but after finally completing everything, I was proud (at least a little) of what i have created. This has help me to venture into areas where i would not have gone into previously. I started to appreciate the different styles each different artists have, and how to use this knowledge in my works.

Thank you for following me throughout this journey.