Project 2: Forrest Gump Process

In project 2, we were tasked to make 4 visual images from movie quotes using symbols, pictograms, engravings, dingbats, vintage woodcut etc.

“Sometimes it’s the very people who no one imagines anything of who do the things no one can imagine.”

Artist References

Dreamscapes: Matt Wisniewski’s Digital Collages

Art for art’s sake is no new conceit. But Wisniewski has created a particularly successful iteration by overlaying portraits with organic patterns—from flowers to jagged peaks to a Rorschach blot. He came to the combination through experimentation. “It just sort of clicked,” he says. “Natural elements tend to be a little simpler and fit together a bit more obviously with the portraits than urban elements.”

mountain-people

I was thinking of incorporating mountainous landscapes to symbolise the act of “doing things no one can imagine”. Mountains can be used to symbolise obstacles faced and challenges of being different in a society that ostraciszes individuality. Much like the character in the movie, Alan Turing was scritinized for being gay during an unenlightened british establishment. Mountains are also a symbolism of imagination and how high imagination can take you if you let it run free.

Initial designs 

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However, I wasn’t that happy with how the designs turned out so I came up with new ones that i felt represented the quote better visually.

Revised Designs

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I used an Armillary Sphere to represent the head of the guy and constellations at the base of his feet.

Armillary Sphere

It was used as a navigation tool used for determining the position of the Sun and stars by sailors for navigating. They were models of what scientists thought the heavens looked like and how they were suppose to have moved.

SYMBOLISM: the armillary sphere, an invention that revolutionized the study of earth, time and space. Much like Alan Turing’s invention that was an early model for our computers today.

Constellations

SYMBOLISM: representing the wealth of imagination

In the end, I decided to go with design #2 as I felt like composition looked better as a whole compared to design #1.

Final

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“Hell yeah im a botanist! Fear my botany powers!”– Mark Watney, The Martian

Inspiration from movie posters

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Initial Designsmartian2

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The designs didn’t work out that well in the end and I felt like the first one was too basic and the second was too messy.

Other references…..

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Revised Designs

Design #1

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Design #2

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Design #3

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The idea of the quote was that Mark Watney was able to colonise Mars to grow crops for survival and I got the inspiration for the 3rd design from the photo reference of the spaghetti and meatballs. I thought it was pretty apt by having gardening tools protruding out of the moon to show the humour evoked in his statement.

Final Design

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“Madness is like gravity, all it takes is a little push.” – The Dark Knight

Artist References

Shigeo Fukuda 

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I wanted to depict the idea of madness of like walking on a tightrope, holding on to ” a line of sanity”, with the weight of gravity pulling you down. And multiple fingers or hands pushing or grabbing you down.

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Design #2

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Experimented with the use of labyrinths.

Design #4

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In the end, I went with the fourth design as I felt like the composition worked better compared to the rest.

 

“You either die a hero or you live long enough to see yourself become the villain.” – Harvey Dent, The Dark Knight

Harvey Dent Inspiration

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Design #1

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Design #2

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Design #3

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I actually liked the second design better but I changed up the tentacles as I was afraid that the finer details would not be able to show up as well on silkscreen. And I think the contrast created looks better anyway.

SILKSCREEN PROCESS+FINAL

FAIL #1 🙁

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AFTER MUCH FAILURE LATER……….

SUCCESS!!!

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YAYYYYYYYYY ;3

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Cassandra Lim

Sometimes i draw, sometimes i make things.

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