I actually started with a bunch of different ideas in terms of childhood dream jobs. The Jobs that I have chosen are Astrologer, Hypnotist, Urban Planner and Model.
I am a horoscope enthusiast, the first thing when I wake up in the morning is to check my horoscope. Astrology is the study of the movements and relative positions of celestial objects as a means of divining information about human affairs and terrestrial events.
I took inspiration of the constellation, which is a group of stars that forms an imaginary outline or pattern on the celestial sphere, typically representing an animal, mythological person or creature, a god, or an inanimate object.
After the share and tell session, my group mates felt that there is lack of texture, and need to highlight the letters more.
For the second draft, I added words description of the of the constellations, and also I hight the letters by adding more layers and hight with confetti.
Hypnosis is most often induced by a hypnotherapist’s verbal guidance, and tools such as a swinging pocket watch to creates a hyper-attentive and hyper-responsive mental state, in which the subject’s subconscious mind is highly open to suggestion.
Keywords-# state of mind #damn cool # swinging pocket watch
Medium– Mix Medium, overlaying technique of illustration and tracing paper.
I was inspired by the motion of the swinging pocket watch, it create this overlaying effect.
I created a GIF to show my creation process, basically I choose a Hypnosis line image as the background, and deconstruct my name LI TONG TONG in a random position and add different diffused, blurred layers to create the hypnosis effect.
I’ve always wanted to with a job that involved with research and plaining as a child, thus I choose landscape design and horticulture back to poly. Urban Planning is just like building a lego to me, you have plan and strategist first before execute it.
Keywords-# planning #logical # plants #once upon a time
Its very challenging for me as I am not very familiar with digital art, in fact its the first time that I use illustrator to do such a complicate work, so I deiced to take baby steps for this piece.
First, I trace the outline of the letter blocks, and the layout of the composition.
Secondly, add in the details and architectural element inside into the composition. The reason I choose NG is not because my surname is NG, but the dream to become an urban planner is in the past, I tried to find a job for one year but I could not find one due to limited job scopes and my diploma certification ( not 100% relevant to urban planning)
NG – Next Game (gaming)
I’ve always wanted to be a Model when I was young, probably I was really enjoy the attention that was given by the audience(my parents) when I was posing for a photo. When I was growing up, start to explore the ugly side of the modelling industry, job as a model does not interest me more, so for this piece I want to hight the ugly side of the modelling industry.
Keywords-# attention#ugly # self-esteem #weight
Important features I had to adopt were the clean cut lines, grids, and labelling . The Grid background reflected the truth of modelling industry – incredibly boring, rules and regulations, restricted. The text on the top and bottom are using the “formal” font and for the labelling are using the hand written fonts, I thought the different type of fonts added to the realism of the composition.