Zine stage 1: Initial ideas and research~

Idea 1.

Focusing on the art direction

I’ve always wanted to make an art piece similar to the style of JIMI…Similar to my ego project in sem 1, I want to try out watercolour-ing again because I really like the watercolour effects~


However, although I really really really wanted to try his illustration style, I kind of have second thought about whether this approach is appropriate and feasible.

The risk I would have to take if I follow idea 1:

  • It’s my second time trying out watercolour-ing and I might not have enough time to make it look like how I want it to look like.
  • To be honest, I felt that my Ego project was not very well done because I decided to try out this new style last minute.
  • I feel that I may not be good enough in watercolour-ing  to portray the idea that I want to portray.
  • I haven’t really thought of the concept if I want to go along with this style of art.

I was in a dilemma and I dwelled on this idea for a pretty long period. I also tried out the watercolour-ing style during the long weekend:

The more we hold, the more we lose…

Idea 2

Focusing on the concept

The second idea focuses more on the concept and was actually inspired by my previous project research about this artist who did the photo manipulation of the different everyday products to make it look useless.

Giuseppe Colarusso

My idea was actually to draw the detailed  ‘useless’  products on blueprint papers and make a blueprint book. While I was researching about this artist, I find the concept of making everyday objects less useful just by changing some components of them very interesting and it allows me to explore many different objects and perspectives. It also allows me to think out of the box.

Here are some of the ideas I’ve thought of:



The blueprint formats: