Point of view stage 4: Photo-taking process

Other explorations.

I tried using another method to put the illustration onto the photo — draw directly on the photo digitally. And here are the outcome:

A book in the POV of a bookworm is solace

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After trying this out, I decided to choose the previous style and method because I feel that drawing it out traditionally and then scanning it allows me more freedom to design the character whereas if I draw digitally, it is difficult to control the strokes (well…at least I haven’t mastered it yet ><).

Photo taking process~


A book in the POV of a child is world of fantasy.

A book in the POV of a bookworm is escape.

For the fantasy and escape scene, I wanted to show abundance in the amount of books and yet also leave some space for the ‘imagination’ to take place, hence I piled up the books and played with the angles of the different shots.

A book in the POV of a student is nightmare.

For the nightmare scene, I wanted to portray how overpowering the textbooks are compared to student morrid, so I decided to scatter all the books on the stairs and make it look as though the books are way bigger compared to student morrid. I tried to take the photos from a lower angle and gave them different filters as well.

The other idea was the portray the textbooks as a mountain that student morrid is trying to conquer. However I felt that the compositions of these photos are very similar to the other photos that I took and it would be very mundane if all the photos are just photos of piles of different books. Hence, I decided not to choose these shots for the final.




Point of View stage 1: Brainstorming

First of all, I would like to apologise for the late update as I have been pretty busy  for the past 4 days trying to finish up 4 consecutive submissions. I’m sincerely sorry. 🙁

First stage: Racking my brain.

For this project, I wanted to do something related to photography, because it is something that I have not explored before for my previous 2D projects.

Also, I had this idea of making books as I recently chanced upon a book which teaches you how to bind books. It is something interesting that I would like to try… so… I decided to brainstorm on the different point of view of a book. The following points are the ideas that I have so far:


After thinking about these different view points, I thought about what kind of mediums I want to use for this project. I was in a dilemma as I wasn’t sure whether I want to stick to illustration or photography. I also wasn’t very sure about whether I want to make the composition as 6 different book covers or 6 pages in a book.

The 2 different ideas:

  • One is  to stick to illustration and put all the composition together to form a story book.
  • Another is the try something new, which is photography and photoshop, and come out with 6 different book covers.

For this, I guess I would need more time to consider…stay tune for stage 2 which would include more about the researches I did~