Project 3 Ego – Research and Process 1

The theme that I thought of for my ego equations is my relationship with close people around me. The following are the equations i came up with:

Relationship with my dad: Timid me + Having a meal with dad = Awkward silence

Relationship with my mom: Very broke me + Shopping with mom = Being a princess for a day

Relationship with my boyfriend: Excited me + Spending a day with boyfriend = Me feeling loved

Relationship with my best friend: Chatty me + Gossiping with my best friend = Crazy and rowdy us

I proceeded on to think about how I want to illustrate the above equations and I stumbled open this artist, Henn Kim on Instagram who does quirky illustrations. When I first saw her illustrations, I immediately fell in love with them and I was inspired by them. I went on to search more on her artworks to get more inspirations.

Some examples of Henn Kims’ illustrations:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Later on I thought of how to add more spice to my illustrations to make them more interesting. Then I thought of how I enjoy illustration flowers but I thought to make it more interesting, I could add real fresh flowers to my illustrations. I thought I could add flowers that have meaning to the respective people in my equations. Thus, I went on to search for some flower art for inspirations:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Then… I proceeded on to buy fresh flowers and started on my illustrations for the respective equationslaughing

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Relationship with my dad: Timid me + Having a meal with dad = Awkward silence

In this series of illustrations with my dad, I added red roses to the illustrations because I did some research and found out that red roses are known to be the flowers given on father’s day to show appreciation to them.

Timid me:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For timid me, I drew myself crouching inside a red rose because I grew up being afraid of my dad because he always has a stern and fierce look on his face. However, I am aware of his love for me so the rose is there to represent his love.

Having a meal with dad:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This illustration is pretty straightforward, just me having a meal with my dad. I replaced the table with some red rose petals. Again, this is to represent the love between me and my dad.

Awkward silence:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Awkward silence is the outcome of me having a meal with dad, we do communicate but there will come a point where we face awkward silence. For the above illustration, I drew us facing one another awkwardly and I replaced our mouth with red roses. The red roses represent the unspoken love we have for one another but we just never express them out.

Relationship with my mom: Very broke me + Shopping with mom = Being a princess for a day

For very broke me, I forgot to take a picture of my initial sketch ­čÖü but I will explain more about this in my next post.

Shopping with mom:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Shopping with my mom is my favourite activity. I drew us together bound by a shopping bag with pink carnations spilling out of the shopping bag. The pink carnation is a symbolism of mother’s love.

Being a princess for a day:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

After every shopping trip with mom, I will feel like a princess for a day because I get to have all my shopping loots paid. I drew me being a princess sitting on a throne, replacing part of the gown with pink carnations to represent my mom’s love for me. At the side, I added 2 shopping bags bowing down to me hehe.

Relationship with my boyfriend: Excited me + Spending a day with boyfriend = Me feeling loved

Excited me:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Whenever I get to spend a day with my boyfriend, I always feel excited. In this illustration, I expressed my excitement by adding sunflower petals on my hair because sunflowers are known to symbolize joy and happiness.

Spending a day with boyfriend:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I illustrated a sweet setting for spending a day with boyfriend. I drew us sitting on sugar cubes with ants surrounding us. Initially, I thought of illustrating the background with a sunset. Later on, I thought it might be a bit boring so I thought why not surround the background with pink rose petals. Instead of using red roses which represent more passionate and intense love, I used pink roses to symbolize our admiration for one another which I feel suit the above setting more.

Me feeling loved:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In the above illustration, I drew myself hugging a heart to show me feeling loved. I added pink roses growing out of the heart to represent my boyfriend’s love towards me.

Relationship with my best friend: Chatty me + Gossiping with my best friend = Crazy and rowdy us

Chatty me:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I always turned in my chatty self whenever I gossip with my best friend. I added sunflower petals spewing out of my mouth to show my excitement and joy whenever I hang out with my best friend. We can really talk non-stop to one another.

Gossiping with my best friend:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I illustrated the gossip scene with my best friend at Starbucks because the both of us enjoy hanging out at Starbucks during our free time. Additionally, I did some research and learn something new. Yellow roses with red tip actually represent friendship and I thought i couldn’t find them around but I got lucky and found themlaughing┬áso I pasted the rose petals around to symbolize our friendship.

Crazy and rowdy us:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Whenever I hang out with my best friend, the outcome is always crazy and rowdy HAHAHA. Therefore, I drew us in jump shot poses with our Starbucks drink spilling out. Again, I included the yellow rose with red tip petals to symbolize our friendship.

I really had fun coming up with these initial sketches and shopping for flowers because I really love flowers!! so being able to work using flowers made me excitedlaughinglaughinglaughing  I cannot wait to add colours to them and see the outcome.

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