1. Assembly Line Worker
After doing up the piece itself, I planned to present it to viewers through photography instead of the actual one (also taking in mind how Joy suggested to deviate from 3D stuff). Hence, I wanted to explore a lot with the shots and take from various different views and ways so that I can get the best shot that best depicts my idea.
A. Softer light & shadow x Simple composition
B. Ray of sunlights x Simple composition
C. Softer light & shadow x Complex composition
D. Harsher light & shadow x Complex composition
*Possible project tryout in the future?
This is not a layout/composition exploration but while i was taking the shots of my work, i chanced upon this casted shadow of an ‘S’ and thought that it was rather beautiful yet interesting and it definitely has room for future further developments.
Since Joy suggested during the first consultation to do away with 3-dimensional works, I decided to stick to presenting it by photography. Instead of just using it as a medium to capture the work, I wanted to fully utilise this medium by making edits, filters and adjustments to enhance both the aesthetics and also conceptually as well.
A. Filter – Tom (Pixlr ; default)
As many of the negativity of such factories/industries are make known to the world nowadays is by newspaper report, hence black and white is to resemble that of a newspaper clipping. One can argue that technology is so advanced nowadays that pictures can be printed in colour now. However, i felt that assembly line workers are more prominent in the older times where technology was not as advanced.
B. Filter – Sanna (Pixlr ; subtle)
Adding on to the point above, to current date there are still some assembly line workers still doing the work manually and are not yet being replaced by machines. Hence, with this point in mind, the factories would tend to try and cover up their negatives/faults to maintain their reputation. Similarly to how the companies work, this filter sort of beautifies the image, in a way covering up for the bad parts but the critical flaws can still be seen.
C. Filter – Ingrid (Pixlr ; subtle)
The idea for this filter is totally opposite from the first two mentioned above. Instead, in this filter, it sort of sharpens and makes the image rather grainy/coarse-looking which sort of portrays effectively how tough and hard it actually is for the people working in this industry. In a way it can depict the working environment/conditions realistically.
C. Filter – Combination
2. Video Game Player
Since my overarching concept is about subtle glitches & consumerism, I decided to not colour every square (pixel) fully. Some appear faded while some appears the proper fully coloured square.
Below is an example:
3. Fashion Designer / Textile Designer
After looking over where my progress was currently at for this work, I felt that something was still not right because of the spacing between each letter. I felt that they were too cluttered together which does not fit in with what i think of the job. I feel that in this industry, every piece of cloth they create is meaningful and each hold their own importances. They’re all unique pieces and they are each given adequate time limits for the audience to admire.
Therefore, i wanted to capture all those in my typography work and this is what i came up with:
I decided to do away with the various colours schemes to make it look more sophisticated and glamorous, just like how the fashion/textile designers tend to work towards. Instead I tried out with black pen and the shiny/slightly glittery colour pencils .
For the backgrounds I planned to use individually or combination of maybe blues, greens, reds & greys, blacks and white. Why those colours?
- Blue: calmness, serenity
- Green: nature, envy,
- Red: blood, pain, passion
- Grey, black, white :hidden negatives/flaws, unknowns, overlooked
Here are some tryouts with background exploration:
Fences because gardens usually requires such high-maintenance that there is often a divide to prevent outsiders from ruining it.
I decided to also tryout without the backgrounds i initially tried out with as it would also be hard for me to put in my illustration on it if i wanted to do mixed medium since it will be too cluttered. Therefore, i decided to leave it simple and plain but i explored on the various colours that are suitable for my idea.
Exploration of Mixed Medium: