Lore: Law

I swear, my younger sister Eupine is being such a brat! I think she’s going through some lame phase or something. One day she’s trying to be some gothic person, and another day she tries to take up sports. HA.

Last week, she decided that no one in the family could wear colourful clothing because it was apparently “too bright” for her look.

And just a couple of days ago, she told us that we all had to eat what she ate to support her in her diet. Mom and Dad thought it was SO cute, but what she prepared was just from a whole bag of organic leaves from the farm!!! REALLY?!

Just thinking of all that healthy organic-ness makes me sick. Now I’ve to head up to wake that little devil up because Mom told me she had something she wanted to watch.


Okay, Seriously Eupine, what’s this.


Why is her door suddenly so difficult to open?


“Hey kid, mom told me to get you up for some sh– AHHHHHHHH”


“EUPINE!!!!!!!!!!! You freak! You made me fall on my spikes!!!”




Oh crap. Foot steps. MOM.


“Porklo, why are you taking so long–








OOOOH. THAT’S RIGHT. Today’s the grand opening of our new sports hall! The one we used to have classes at was starting to fall apart. I mean, the Seapeeps’ swimming pools were filled up with some weird gunk, which made it so difficult for them to train, and the Horsens’ obstacles courses were already damaged!

Okay, as much as how I’m not totally a sporty person, I think its still exciting and interesting to have new facilities around here, no? Maybe this being my last year, I should… try out something new? I’ve heard of well known Porculps athletes too! (and we’re definitely faster than the Hammies, heh!)


Wow this looks really new!!! I can’t wait to get inside!!!

Hmm I guess the general facilities are almost the same… The courts for ball games, the gym weights…

They actually used metal bars instead of wood for the Horsens’ obstacle courses! Oh and the swimming pool, looks WAY cleaner. Too bad we aren’t born to use them though.

I wonder where’s the training area for Porculpses…

OH alright I see it. Porculpses, Hammies, Rattens are… to the right.

Oh it’s quite a big room! Let me just turn on the lights…


Are you kidding me.


Research & Process: Que Sera Sera


Shortlisting of Jobs

In the first lesson when we got the brief, I thought of some jobs that could be easier (heh) to portray, because of the special details that these jobs have, i.e. a DJ, Cashier, Chef, Racer…

and I thought of making things like fitting my name/initials into a receipt (Cashier) hiding my name within an order sheet (Chef), but I realised that that wasn’t what this project was about!

So continuing my research, these are some of the other jobs that I had brainstormed on:

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My initial ideas were still a little off as well, because it didn’t spell out my name/initials well enough, but at least I could finally shortlist the 4 jobs that I was gonna use!

  1. Rhythmic Gymnast
  2. Zookeeper
  3. Celebrity
  4. Chef (Sushi)


Rhythmic Gymnast:

I think this idea was pretty clear cut, to make use of the ribbons that Rhythmic Gymnasts perform with and twirl it into my name. The background used is the usual blue gym mats!

The good thing about this is that it helped to add a different and contrasting texture from the ribbon as well.

My final composition made the name clearer than this initial draft.


I wanted to keep my ‘K L O’ into an enclosure, while K L O would be dressed in animal skin/fur – However it became too messy and the colours clashed. Also, it didn’t really portray the elements of a Zookeeper but rather the environment instead.

>> Changed my idea to make K L O (although still in animal skin/fur) into wearing the uniform/clothes that zookeepers have to be in.

Initially, K L O were in a very neat/minimalistic alignment, but it was suggested that I should create different baselines in order to make the job look more outgoing and fun, rather than static.

I didn’t remove the animal skin/element from K L O as I thought having them just wear the clothes would be a little too ambiguous.


Made K O K O wear fancy dresses and suits, and actually tried to add some flashes of lights at the back to make it look like there were paparazzi, but I think my intended effect did not happen :-( So it was suggested that I made K O K O stand on a stage instead.

Also, because the clothes were too repetitive, I decided to change them out into different clothes!

Chef (Sushi)

I wanted to make use of the different ingredients in something like a maki roll to spell my name, while using a wooden sushi rolling mat as its background, but I think the results came out quite… unpleasantly HAHAHHAA

So this composition was the one that made me think for DAYSSS before I could even decide on one (which will be posted in the Final post!)

Decided to change my initials to ‘TC’ (Tan Chloe), and made use of probably the two most popular fishes people have for sashimi – Tuna and Salmon, to form my initials!

Assignment 1: Research

My story was adapted from Natasha’s world, whereby people are able to time travel by breaking the stem off their own blue feather.


I decided to make my story a love story, centering around the idea of teenage pregnancy but not exactly/explicitly – because when I read Natasha’s brief about her world, I immediately linked it to the concept of how people lose their first times – and I wanted to show how big of a deal society seems to think it is.

Also, another reason why I chose this theme was because her world mentions about the breaking of the feather’s stem by e.g. Person A BY Person B, will cause them to be bonded together forever. I thought of this as a lifetime responsibility, like how a child would be to two parents.

The mood for my story, in contrast to Natasha’s, is much more bright and playful, and much more casual, as I wanted to try to create a totally different vibe from her original story.

Medium: Comic/Illustration

So I really love reading these comics (below) called ‘Deep Dark Fears’, reasons why is because of the way the author draws his characters, as well as the way he expresses his thoughts across.

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To me, he is able to tell an entire story through such small boxes and little words, and I really like that about it. Hence, I tried to align the design of my comic to his.

Personal Thoughts

I honestly think that doing this in a comic format was quite challenging, as it wasn’t easy placing long and detailed explanations into a few sentences that would be sufficient enough for readers to understand my idea.


Hmm… What to wear what to wear…

Yearbook photos are gonna be taken in 2 days, and I still haven’t decided on what I’m gonna wear for it! Maybe I should look through this catalogue that Birdnice passed to me, I’m sure I’ll be able to find something cute!


Okay, this looks like what my mom would wear when SHE was 16.


and this looks way too formal…


OOH, NICE! I’m pretty sure I’ve one of those halter tops somewhere in my closet… AND A SKIRT! YES.

I think I’m gonna go with…



(At least in my imagination it’d look like this :P)

Argh!!! I totally forgot to heat up my straightening iron. Whatever, gotta get out of the house before I run late!

“BYE MOM! See you tonight!”

Right as I was about to leave,

“HOLD IT PORKLO! You gotta have this necklace on for your year book picture! It’s been a tradition amongst your aunts, cousins and myself.” Mom fastens this heavy gold chain with a sparkly red pendant around my neck.

“AND WHAT IS THIS YOU ARE WEARING! This is too inappropriate for a year book photo!” She rushes into my room for and rummages through my closet to pull out…


“CHANGE IT!” She shoves the newly picked out clothes towards me and rushes me to the washroom.



Thanks a lot Mom.