I wasn’t very confident of illustrating graphic art, but decided to try it anyway, because I really liked the idea of photography combining with illustrations! Overall, I really had fun exploring and trying out various ways of directing a shoot and drawing digitally, and below are some of the process work for my final artwork!
Water from the point of view of a flame is death.
2. Water from the point of view of feng shui is flow of money.
3. Water from the point of view of a Thai citizen is Songkran Festival.
4. Water from the point of view of Singapore is contract.
5. Water from the point of view of instant noodles is completion.
6. Water from the point of view of Science is ph7.
All in all, I really had fun exploring and learning while on this project. Can’t wait for the next project already! 🙂
Gabriella Montez (Vanessa Hudgens in High School Musical) In the movie, Gabriella is a person who loves to perform singing and dancing in her college days, and she is also madly in love. I felt really relatable when I watch her because I really enjoy singing and dancing and I am heavily involved in these activities in school, just like Gabriella.
Remy (Rat in Ratatouille) Remy is an idealistic and ambitious rat in the show, feeling inspired, he wanted to become a chef so bad that he hid in the protagonist’s hat to cook. Just like me, whenever I feel inspired or have the determination to do some thing, I would give my all and become quite stubborn in a positive way!
Shen Jia Yi (Michelle Chen in You are the Apple of my Eye) A couple’s romance – they liked each other but they didn’t confess…… ^.^”
Robin Scherbatsky (Cobie Smulders in How I Met Your Mother) Outgoing, slightly indecisive, jump ship (career) very often
Cheon Song-Yi (Jun Ji-Hyun in You Who Came from the Stars) She thinks that she is actually very fabulous and glam (some times she really is, because she is a celebrity), but she’s actually quite candid and spastic
Five Public Figures
Beyoncé Everyone knows that Beyoncé is a really independent woman, and she is a feminist. The main quality that I found between the both of us is not feminism, but performing. She always characterizes herself on stage in such a way that she is as queen or a diva, which happens to me a lot on stage too!
Sylvia (NightOwl Cinematics) Sylvia is the owner of Night Owl Cinematics (Local YouTube Channel) and the reason why I find us relatable is that I came across her vimeo doing corporate videos or wedding videos. Thus, she does film for a living and that is what I am considering. Also, she often self-direct and act at the same time, which is also what I aim to do. Thus, I really find a strange connection between the both of us.
She used to be in a performing group, but now she’s exploring much more on her solo career. She is very daring at trying new styles and things and not afraid of people judging her.
Parris Goebel Very successful dancer, tour around and danced for many international artistes. Recently directed a movie, and also assisted Justin Bieber in his new album.
Professional model and she used to have her own talk show. Now, she is just focusing on America’s Next Top Model, nurturing new talents and creating opportunities!
Five people I know/have known
Uli Chan (Fashion blogger+model) Uli is my secondary school friend and she has since gained a lot of knowledge and skills from her past experiences. From her own hobby of collecting magazine cut-outs of fashion column, she started blogging about herself and her fashion and is now a pretty famous fashionista. She was featured in many magazines like Nylon, NuYou and I feel a connection with her because I love to do video-blogs!
Gavin (Mediacorp Artiste) Gavin is my polytechnic friend, and through the Mediacorp Hey Gorgeous scouting, he managed to earn himself a contract and is now in the local showbiz industry! He also does a lot of music covers and that is also why I feel relatable to him.
Instructor in Singapore, but travelled around and got scouted – he ended up touring with a USA instructor over in Europe, Japan, and back in Singapore too. Recently participated in Mediacorp Channel 5’s The Dance Floor and got 1st Runner Up.
Dance mates since 2010, and we only recently realized how much things in common we actually have – life goals. And we would always get performance opportunity together, which allows us to grow together as well 🙂
Whenever I have a performance regardless whether it is singing or dancing, I’ll usually remind myself that I am not Ziyu for that hour, I am Beyoncé, or Zeyoncé; so that I can get into the mood and character and portray my alter ego instead of this usual Ziyu you see everyday. Many people think I am just a girl next door, but has anyone encountered the other side of me off-stage?
In this assignment, I explored different styles in the 4 different equation, still keeping the colour harmonies and art directions similar in each equation.
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 STYLE Series A: Digital paint + Silhouettes
Series B: Vector art + Body parts
Series C: Digital paint + Vector art
Series D: Superimpose + Photomontage
INSPIRATIONS 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: