Artist References

For humour references, I will always look for Adam Ellis‘ comic strips. His works are injected with humour that are we can relate to. Some of his works are:

When I was searching for references for wood engraving, I found an artist named Andrew Davidson. He does different the of techniques such as wood engraving, painting, illustrations. What I admire about him is his strong sense of design by solving design problems and conceptualised.

Since one of this project visual vocabulary, here are some wood engravings done by Andre Davidson.

More of his work can be found here: http://www.theartworksinc.com/portfolio/andrew-davidson/

After my classmate presented about Abnormal art, I was inspired by it and i thought of putting it in this project. So I research about abnormal art, and found an artist, Eugenia Loli. What I like about her artwork is she uses collage to create abnormal art and some of her artworks have interesting composition.

Bipolar
Rocket Man
Upper Class Dealer

My last artist reference is Lynd Ward. He is an artist and storyteller, he used wood engraving to create visual storytelling. For this project, we are required to express our quotes through visual narrative and it has to be black and white. I uses his work as an example as his artwork matches the project brief closely and his artwork can be referenced.

The Hunger Games

The Hunger Games universe is a dystopia set in Panem, a country consisting of the wealthy Capitol and 12 districts in varying states of poverty. Every year, children from the districts are selected to participate in a compulsory annual televised death match called The Hunger Games.

My choose 4 quotes are:

  • Katniss, the girl who was on fire!
  • “I volunteer as tribute!”
  • Here’s some advice. Stay alive.
  • “Hope is the only thing stronger than fear.”

So before starting to design it, I research more in-depth about the main actress, Katniss and her characteristic.

  • Katniss, 16 years old
  • Black hair with a long braid
  • Katniss’s first name comes from a plant called Sagittaria or arrowhead, another name for this plant is katniss
  • Hunter, archer, trapper, tree-climber
  • From district 12 – a coal-mining district – poorest and least populated
  • Survivor – Work to help her family to survive by hunting
  • Independent, strong woman with no knowledge about romance
  • She has trust Issues – as it can be seen in the games
  • Well educated on plants – she knows which plant is edible/poisonous
  • Beautiful voice that makes the birds silent – whistle sound
Her first dress in The Hunger Games
Her second dress in The Hunger Games and it became a mocking jay

“Katniss, the girl who was on fire!” 

  • Fire to show fierceness
  • Her dress turn into flames as she twirls
  • It was designed by Cinna, someone who Katniss trust during the games
  • In the later series, the dress changed to fire then to a new dress.
  • (a song) Girl on fire by Alicia Keys: Looks like a girl, but she’s a flame. So bright, she can burn your eyes

“I volunteer as tribute!” – Katniss

  • Katniss volunteer in replace of her sister, Prim.
  • She cares a lot for her sister and mum
  • Tribute as a 74th Hunger Games – can the context be changed to other games?
  • She knew it was a risk to volunteer, as there can only be 1 survivor in each games

ideation: I volunteer as tribute in a food completion games – something relevant to most people as food is one of the trend. 

“Here’s some advice. Stay alive.”

  • Stay alive in the hunger games – Can it be change to other context? Stay alive for school > add abit of humour 
  • Katniss wanted some advice from her guardian

ideation: Phone, battery low > said to it to stay alive. Or during submission week, we had to stay alive during the night time. I intended to put humour in it. 

“Hope is the only thing stronger than fear.”

  • Said by President Snow of the Capitol
  • Katniss wanted to go against the Capitol
  • She has fear of going against the Capitol/President Snow
  • But her Hope is wanting to stop the hunger games as it is killing people and hunger games is an entertainment for the Capitol

After consulting my ideation, it wouldn’t be able to work as it will be difficult for audience to decode the message of the story through the movie context.

Movie Quotes

When I heard about movie quotes, the first few movies I thought of was One Day and The Hunger Games. Why those movies? Because I have read their book then watched their movies, and they become my all time favourite movies.

Above is a popular quote from the movie, One Day. Below are the list of quotes from this movie:

  • “This is where it all begins. Everything starts here, today.”
  • “Just kidding’ was exactly what people wrote when they meant every word.”
  • “You can live your whole life not realizing that what you’re looking for is right in front of you.”
  • “Whatever happens tomorrow, we had today; and I’ll always remember it”
  • “So – whatever happened to you?’ ‘Life. Life happened.”
  • “People change, no use getting sentimental about it. Move on, find someone else.”
  • “Envy was just the tax you paid on success.”
  • “She shouldn’t speak her thoughts; nothing good ever came of speaking your thoughts.”
  • “No, friends were like clothes: fine while they lasted but eventually they wore thin or you grew out of them.”
  • “At some point you’ll have to get serious about life.”

“May the odds be ever in your favour” was a popular quote from The Hunger Games. That quotes was used throughout all the 3 series of The Hunger Games. Here are some other quotes in The Hunger Games:

  • Happy Hunger Games! And may the odds be ever in your favor.
  • Destroying things is much easier than making them.
  • I don’t want to lose the boy with the bread.
  • Katniss, the girl who was on fire!
  • I volunteer in this tribute / “I volunteer!” I gasp. “I volunteer as tribute!”
  • Here’s some advice. Stay alive.
  • “Hope is the only thing stronger than fear.”
  • “Her name’s Prim. She’s just twelve. And I love her more than anything.”
  • “Okay, listen to me, you’re stronger than they are. You are. They just want a good show, that’s all they want. You know how to hunt. Show them how good you are.”

Other than those 2 movies, I went to research on my favourite Disney movies which is Tangled & Frozen.

Some quotes from Tangled:

  • Mother Gothel: The world is dark, and selfish, and cruel. If it finds even the slightest ray of sunshine, it destroys it!
  • Mother Gothel: Look in that mirror. I see a strong, confident, beautiful young lady. [Rapunzel smiles] Oh look, you’re here too.
  • Flynn Rider: [To Rapunzel] Here’s your pan, here’s your frog.
  • “This is just part of growing up. A little adventure, a little rebellion.” – Tangled
  • Rapunzel: We’re alive! Flynn Rider: Her hair glows
  • Rapunzel: Something brought you here. Fate. Destiny.. Flynn Rider: A horse.
  • “I have magic hair that glows when I sing” – Rapunzel
  • “Did I ever tell you I’ve got a thing for Brunettes?” – Flynn Rider

The quote above is one of my favourite quotes from Frozen, and here are some other quotes too:

  • Do you want to build a snowman?
  • And what is that amazing smell? CHOCOLATE
  • Only the act of true love will thaw a frozen heart.
  • Conceal, don’t feel.
  • I don’t have a skull, or bones. – Olaf

Other than the 4 movies I mentioned above, I also did research on other movie quotes.

  • Never forget who you are – Lion King
  • Ohana means family, family means nobody gets left behind. or forgetten – Lilo & Stitch
  • We accept the love we think we deserve – The Perks of being a Wallflower.
  • I never look back, darling. It distracts from the now – Edna Mode, The incredible
  • Happiness can be found even in the darkest of times, if one only remembers to turn on the light. – Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (2004)
  • A queen is never late. Everyone else is simly early. – Princess Diaries (2001)
  • Me, a princess? Shut up! – Princess Diaries (2001)
  • It was so fluffy, I thought I was going to die! – Despicable me
  • Sometimes fantasy is better than reality – A cinderella Story (2004)

After much thoughts, I decided to go for 1 movie for all the 4 quote which is The Hunger Games. Why The Hunger Games? Because that movie has 3 parts to it, and I have all of them and read all the book. So basically, I’m just an avid fan of Hunger Games. 

Forrest Gump – Research

When I first got the brief for our project 2, I was quite excited about it. Because, firstly, I can do something related to my favourite movie. Secondly, I can start to use Photoshop! YAY!!

However there were quite a few terms that I didn’t understand in the brief. So I went to research on it.