Final Video


As a development from this demonstration render, we decided to look into details. In this case, more elements have been added into the composition, such as the silk and background.

At the same time, we cleaned up the outline of the main character to fit it in the flattened style that we want to achieve. 

After finalizing the look of the main character,  we came up with a background that suits the style better. 

In order to compile the main character with the background better, we made some changes of its color scheme and some of its patterns.

Last but not least, after the test premier, we realise the clouds were pixelated on the big screen, so we vectorized them to prevent pixelation.

Faces & Opera Mid-Sem Progress

Early ideas and layouts

After the first test, we found that the colour scheme is too bright. It might distract the audiences when it comes to the big screen. So, we decide to shift the background to dark red.

The mock-up

The Second Update

According to the feedback, we added more details to the face, hence made it more decorative and graphical-looking.

Instead of ink drops, we decided to use elements like curtains and clouds which are tidier, hence, the face will be differentiated from the background.

For colours, we realised that changing the outline from white to black will make the face more outstanding comparing to the background.

See the test renders:



[Inspiration and Mood Board] People: Colourful Faces

Traditional Chinese opera (Chinese: 戲曲; pinyin: xìqǔ; Jyutping: hei3 kuk1), or Xiqu, is a popular form of drama and musical theatre in China with roots going back to the early periods in China. It is a composite performance art that is an amalgamation of various art forms that existed in ancient China, and evolved gradually over more than a thousand years, reaching its mature form in the 13th century during the Song Dynasty. Early forms of Chinese theater are simple, but over time they incorporated various art forms, such as music, song and dance, martial arts, acrobatics, as well as literary art forms to become traditional Chinese opera.

There are numerous regional branches of traditional Chinese opera, including the Beijing opera, Shaoxing opera, Cantonese opera, kunqu, lüju and etc



·—Color Schemes—·

“A Sense of Spirit in a Picture is Essential” – Jane Dwight on Chinese Painting

The Autumn Mountains Jane Dwight Chinese Watercolour, 2015

The Girl with the White Boa Jane Dwight Chinese Watercolour, 2015

Waxed Golden script on tissue Jane Dwight 2016


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