After researching from the last update, I started to explore on how I could best present my ideas and what are the attributes I want to work on.
Other than digital drafts I also explored on traditional medium
various experiment with Chinese ink water and salt
sketches and experiment with correction fluid,washi tape and black paper
Before I started on my sketches and experimentation, I came up with various attributes which I thought fits me. However I find it very difficult to find the six attributes that I would use for this project, and thus I decided to go with experimentation first.
Below list the various attributes and ideas I came up with, its kind of messy though
Ability to speak 3 languages English,Chinese and Japanese
Like clouds, free, light minded
Night owl, glow in the dark, computer screen,silent,low/high contrast
Liquid, correction fluid,dissolved by oil, type of oil used
Layering colours, salt/sugar adding in shape of name
Employment of mixed media, crackling effect of mixture of poster and watercolour
Myopia,blurry vision, inking techniques
Type of medium employed,food colouring, spray paint, washi tape, hands, branches, stamping
After consultation, I decided I would focus on one topic for all 6 compositions. I would most probably be going with illustration, and the topic chosen is animals. The compositions are going to come in sets of pairs, that is, eventually there is going to be three sets of attributes related to animals.
Brainstorming on various ideas that might be workable for this format
Animal vs Anthro
Pet vs Food
Alive vs Dead
Cat vs Dog
Tamed vs Wild
Land vs Sea
Carnivore vs Herbivore
Giant vs Miniature
Real vs Imaginary
Actual vs Cartoon
Footprints, patterns, camouflage, animal language, blood
Other than the comparison between the pairs, there’s is also going to be something that links all 6 compositions together,either the way it is presented or a motif that is present in all six. Regarding the format of presentation, I thought of standardising by using either medium (digital/traditional) or colours (BW/colours), so that the six comes as a whole.
Here’s another draft I did which might be a plausible composition
name appearing on the cat’s pattern