In this assignment, I explored different styles in the 4 different equation, still keeping the colour harmonies and art directions similar in each equation.
Series A: Dance + Freedom = Me
Series B: Commitments + Workload = A Better Me
Series C: More Time x More Rest = An Ideal Me
Series D: Traveller + Money = Me in 5 Years
Series A: Digital paint + Silhouettes
Series B: Vector art + Body parts
Series C: Digital paint + Vector art
Series D: Superimpose + Photomontage
Series A is inspired by John Miers; known for his silhouette portraits, I adopted the idea of having silhouettes portraying a person, especially for my artwork which has to show energy and movement about my dance, freedom of an eagle soaring, and the relaxed seeds of dandelions floating.
Pinterest: I searched on “Photography illustration” and I am highly inspired by how the blend the 2 (real + animated art) together so well. Therefore, I attempted to try out my visuals using this method of execution.
Below are some of my sketches before actually executing digitally:
FINAL EQUATION + ARTWORK
Selected sentence from the Nursery Rhyme:
The dish ran away with the spoon
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Initially, I couldn’t confirm the nursery rhyme that I’d like to work on as I am afraid that I may be swayed by the examples given in the brief, or that the nursery rhyme’s part of speech may make me feel too influenced to create some thing too literal. When I figured that I want to work on “the dish ran away with the spoon”, I tried downloading some items and converted them to dingbats or icons as learnt in lesson. I placed them together and attempted to form compositions which are not too literal and yet conveys the message. However, there are just some that I didn’t quite like it myself. Thus, I started searching on some artist that I have came across in the past for some inspirations.
Reference Artist: Malika Favre and Shigeo Fukuda
I love the way they made use of positive and negative space to create the illusion, or to lead the audiences’ eyes across the art work. Malika’s style is to not draw the whole entire piece, but to provide suggestive features and let the audience participate in completion in their minds. Shigeo often make use of the trick eye technique – positive and negative colours can contrast each other well alongside the design, forming illusions.
Through the assignment, I have learnt to compose an artwork playing with positive and negative space fully and explored various expressions and compositions from a simple nursery rhyme.