Tag: stop motion
Add, Subtract, Substitute, Superimpose
The very first 4D assignment! To be honest, inspiration had started to hit me when the professor was going through the project brief. Initially, my plan was to find a female model holding and spreading her skirt, then apply the techniques. I wanted to have raindrops falling from her skirt, but then realized that the emotive quality of the image was lost. So, I changed to a different model.
TOOLS USED: Photoshop CS6, Paint Tool SAI
I took the model off the Uniqlo Styling Book:
I added watercoloured raindrops and clouds to the image. I wanted to achieve a sense of melancholy.
I removed the eyes of the model and blended the area with a skin tone. I felt that the finished product had a sense of “numbness” to it.
Searched up a picture of a watercoloured white tiger and substituted the model’s face with the tiger’s face. Looks pretty calm-angry.
For this, I looked for metal and shattered glass textures. Used a clipping mask and edited the layers so that the textures would be a screen over the model.
- The overall theme is mixed emotions – sadness/gloom, melancholy/cold, anger/irritation and fragility. However, the last image shows a contrast: strength and fragility.
- The series of images are to express the negative emotions that a person may have bottled up inside.
- Thoughts and emotions cannot be read by another; one must vocalize their thoughts to get others to understand them. (the manipulation of one’s appearance is up to imagination, while the lady’s face, in reality, is constant).
- Regarding the last image: emotions of a person cannot be seen as black and white. One can be fragile in some situations while be strong in another.
As an INFJ-A (a pretty emotionally stable person), I find it tough to relate when someone gets extremely angry or sad when it comes to small matters. So this project is in my view — a lens in where the emotions of a person is perceived and imagined by me.
Doing this project was fun! I really liked how the substitution image turned out.
[TIME TAKEN: approx. 1 hour]