Foundation 2D Assignment 3 – Ego

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Use of colors: Alina Bachmann


Chibi design & combination of real life objects with drawings: Nguyễn Huy


Using the portraits to express characters: Sarah Mac



Figure designs: Jimmy



Flattened figures: MJ DA LUZ





Color Moodboard:

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First draft:

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Second draft & character designs:


Third draft:

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Forth Draft:

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Final outcomes:

Curiosity + Girl = Me


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Main color: Cyan (C)


Me – Laziness = A Better Me

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Main color: Magenta (M)


Creativity x infinity = An Ideal me

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Main color: Yellow (Y)


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Main Color: Black (K, key)


Ideas of final outcomes:

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Assignment2 – Nursery Rhymes

Final Outcomes:

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London Bridge is falling down

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Build it up with silver and gold

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Silver and gold will be stolen away

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Set a man to watch all night

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Suppose the man should fall asleep

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Give him a pipe to smoke all night

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My fair lady

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After I try several ways of composing the images, I decided to apply ‘negative space’ and ‘depth of field’ to my works.

For negative space, I researched for the works done by Shigeo Fukuda.

Shigeo Fukuda (福田 繁雄 Fukuda Shigeo?, February 4, 1932 – January 11, 2009) was a sculptor, graphic artist and poster designer who created optical illusions. His art pieces usually portray deception, such as Lunch With a Helmet On, a sculpture created entirely from forks, knives, and spoons, that casts a detailed shadow of a motorcycle.

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I also researched for other works about the negative space.

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At the same time, I searched for Tao Shiren’s work. He is good at illustrating 3-dimensional like graphic works by using different values.

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…and also, street artist 1010.

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So, for my final product, I combined the two principles together: first, I use negative space to make a frame for my work:

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Then, inside the ‘frame’, I use color halftone to create the depth of field for my work, to make it looks more interesting.

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Also, I tried to make all my designs symmetrical.





After doing this project, I realized that it is important for a designer to understand the design principles and make good use of them. At first, I did a lot of random work, but I realized that they were not uniform in styles and could not tell the story well. Also, I realize that it is important to choose the right symbols. At first, I chose a horse to represent the fair lady. But a horse could not represent the lady in common sense, So it could not tell the story well. After learning about that, I decided to use sheep instead of horses to represent the man’s dream as it is commonly believed that ‘sheep’ have something to do with ‘sleep’.