Ego Project, 4 Equation about Me, Improved me, Ideal me and Me in 5 years
the first thing i thought of for this project is to have my target audience to resonate with what I want to express,
and it is OK for others to not feel what i want to express or even totally don’t understand my work because that is not important, my priority will be my target audience.
I divided myself into category so that i can pick and match any two to form any equation,
Example 1 – Humorous + Forgiving = Friendly
Example 2 – Pride – arrogant = confident
Example 3 – Unpredictable x opportunistic = bright future
i think this it a good way to start my project as it gives me lots of possibility while still being me.
The better me, Ideal me and me in 5 years are all made up from the pieces in the “ME” equation.
Since this is a project about colour, i will start by linking a word that I want to use to a colour scheme for the feel that the colour has.
Arrogant/Confident in illustrator.
my initial idea was to vector the shapes and cut out different colour of paper to make it into pop up graphic.
like confidence and arrogance will be using the same picture, having confidence stacked up(additional/convex) while arrogant being cut away(left over)(subtraction/concave)
because i think confidence and arrogance is basically very similar but one is positive and one is negative.
After showing Shirley my work, she mentioned why use human when there ate more interesting way to depict confidence/arrogance and hence i redo it into a lion
lion are proud.
Learn more skills
for this while equation, I wanted to use game as i think that many classmates could resonate with my work as we play some game of some sort during our life,
i also wanted to use pixel art as it seems promising due to the rich colour scheme and not a main stream medium so I wanted to try something different.
this is not a screen shot from the famous online game Maple Story.
it is a template from maple story and edited it. any maple player will know it is impossible to get this skills in the game(heavily edited).
the stolen skills = skill I will learn
the Equipped skills = skills i learnt.
below are some pixel art i got from the web and intend to use it to construct my composition.
I wanted to use pixel art as a set of composition because i think it is really different and it works since my idea is More skills + kindness which both could be represent in pixel art.
For this, i want to make my own avatar in the game to represent me doing some kind things
This is just for fun.
Honesty and Humorous
for the honesty, i decided to use a childhood story of mine to depict honesty, but with a twist.
the story is the honesty woodman, as of wikipedia
“The woodcutter who accidentally dropped his axe into a river and, because this was his only means of livelihood, sat down and wept. Taking pity on him, the god Hermes (also known as Mercury) dived into the water and returned with a golden axe. “Was this what you had lost?”, Hermes asked, but the woodcutter said it was not, and returned the same answer when a silver axe was brought to the surface. Only when his own tool is produced does he claim it. Impressed by his honesty, the god allows him to keep all three.”
but in my version, i decided to use the chinese god of fortune, holding axe in both hand and looking fierce while wearing what the god of fortune is not usually seen wearing while using a muscular arm used with the axe to create a gangster feel, like this, no one will dare to lie to him is what i want to show.
For Humorous, instead of showing some funny scene which stands for humorous,
I DECIDED TO MAKE MY TARGET AUDIENCE TO SERIOUSLY LAUGH OUT LOUD DURING MY PRESENTATION, I WANT TO GET THE REACTION FROM MY AUDIENCE.
SOOOOOOOOO.. I decided to draw Zhouyang from our class because he is naturally funny even if he did not try to be funny.
the picture of zhouyang will be one of the highlight in all my 12 composition i think, and because of this, I am inspired to scrap my current progress for a more meaningful project,
I will draw my classmates to represent some quality as it will have the most impact to the class, making them to resonate with my work,
I DON’T WANT TO JUST PRESENT MY WORK FOR GRADE!!! I WANT MY CLASS TO FEEL, TO FEEL HAPPY, TO LAUGH LOUDLY, TO UNDERSTAND THAT BEING HAPPY IS IMPORTANT, TO FEEL THAT FRIENDS ARE IMPORTANT.
And thus, I scraped all my work up to this point except for the 2 sketch above and rework everything for the greater good.
to be continued………