A man, with unwavering love for his wife, fulfills his promise to her; by working hard for hours, days, months, to save up and get her the ring he promised. During his endeavor, he got retrenched but that did not stop him from fulfilling his promise.
At Rest by Kevin MacLeod
Behind the scene:
Day 1 Filming, cemetery scene.
Dressing up the super star.
1st shoot we took.
Last shoot of the day.
DONE WITH DAY 1!!
Day 2 Filming, House Scene
Taking the theme Repeat to the finest. Repeat again and again…. this is how it is filmed. Full of joy, laughter and vu*gar.
Zhou Yang eating our lunch, one by one
Day 3 Filming, Jewelry shop scene
Dressing up the super star part 2
Day 4, Additional scene
Dressing up the super star part 3
We had a very successful and fruitful learning experience while executing this project. Using minimal equipment and resources, we pushed the boundaries and challenged our skills with the limited and simple equipment and resources we have, to tell the story in a simplistic way and ended the video with a short monologue to evoke a rush of emotions within the audience.
For my final 12 composition, I decided to do 6 ‘traditional’ art and 6 digital art so as to take the best of both world ( traditional work takes LOTS of time and need high focus so as not to make mistake and digital work require me to spend more money due to printing, therefore for practical reasons, I would only need to print 6 of them and thus saving quite some money.)
I want to surprise the class and also build up their anticipation by leading them through each equation which gives them a surprise at the end of each equation while having my 11 picture serve as build up to the last one – Me in 5 years (my keystone of the project)
but to do this, I faced a few problem
1 – the moment I hang my work up, it will be exposed
“I can use some Decoy to cover it”
2 – it must be something that is not suspicious so no one will think that there is anything underneath before i tear the Decoy.
“I need to print/draw additional artwork so as to show that “I did some work there so don’t suspect me!!””
3 – The Decoy must not drop down before I tear and must not pull my art work down when I tear it.
“Using double side tape + powder to reduce the stickiness – not too much, not too little…….. kind of hard… i’ll try”
THE TRUSTWORTHY ME! NOTHING TO BE DOUBT, MY DECOY IS PERFECT, LOOK AT MY FACE AND YOU KNOW IT! ITS PERFECT!
“HHA HAHH HAHAHHH AHAH AH” IS TOTALLY NOT SUSPICIOUS AT ALL! ITS HUMOROUS!!
Towards the end of presentation. Before my FINAL SHOWDOWNNNNNN
My presentation VIDEO
Correction to what I said at 0:34.. what I meant was that I used photoshop to draw all my digital drawings but not photoshop for photo editing/collage for this project , sorry to be misleading.
Close up of my work
Drawing + water colour, Final
“I wanted the gold axe… But I am scared” – Zi Feng
Hong sheng is my mascot for honesty, because he looks fierce and suit this idea well, consequence of lying? look at thatttttt~~~
don’t, just don’t. Its all for own good!
Triatic colour, face centralize and at the third to direct attention to the face, then to the axe due to the shininess.
“You cannot control what happens to you, but you can control the way you think about all the events. You always have a choice. You can choose to face them with a positive mental attitude.” – Roy Bennett
Miaranne – the always smiling girl – atleast in my impression? yeah,
Being optimistic is better than being rich, this is why she is above the gold.
Analogous color, centralized with leading lines surrounding her face, straight forward.
“A picture speaks a thousand words, a joker speaks more.” – Zi Feng
Roughly centralized, triangular composition, no background to deliver the clearest and fastest impact when I tear the decoy off.
“The biggest adventure you can ever take is to live the life of your dreams.” – Oprah Winfrey
Ibrahim is very adventurous I think, and i am glad i chose him because his project is all about adventure!!! lucky me.
Triatic colour scheme, rule of third and cartoony way of drawing to deliver the whimsical feel.
“I am doing at my own pace.” – Isaac Chu
Isaac, drawing himself half way, due to procrastination, well.. he is doing it at his own pace.
Split complimentary, centralize, off balance colour which shift the weight to the left to instill insecurity and imbalance in procrastination (the word, not Isaac)
“Dont wait for things to happen. Make them happen.” – Roy Bennett
Jeremy, the Mauritian. Hunting lion in Africa.. Mauritius is beside Africa and hence this joke(not insult, definitely not) which we talked about it during narrative class, well…. the hunt lion part is by me to follow his joke and yaaaaaaaaaaa… it happens.
analogous colour scheme, diagonal to make it dynamic, facing down slope instead of up slope to increase the implied speed.
Digital works, final.
“You want weapons? We’re in a library. Books are the best weapon in the world. This room’s the greatest arsenal we could have. Arm Yourself!” – Russell T. Davies
Madeline is the representation of knowledge, studying in a library which associated with more knowledge,
poly-chromatic colour scheme as background to show that knowledge is vast and there are many subjects which one could learn, knowing only some (books on the table are only teal and pink) which majority of those are which we do not know (colourful books in the background)
Almost rule of third, one on Madeline’s face and another on the books on the table. Relatively warm tone for more human touch as knowledge by itself feels cold unless human touch is added.
“Kindness is a language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see.” – Mark Twain
Munn is very kind as she is in the Cat Management Network and I seen her working for the benefit of cats (getting approval from the office to stick posters in school which educate people about feeding the cats in school)
centralized and triangular composition, leading lines and symmetrical background to bring focus on Munn’s face.
cats are now well rendered because the main focus in the picture is Munn feeding the cats, not the cat itself.
also in this composition, using of warm colour as kindness is always warm.
Save the world
” To get through the hardest journey we need to take only one step at a time, but we must keep on stepping.” – Chinese proverb
Anam as Amazing Anam, the nick name from our class
Triangular composition paired with the rule of third direct all to the face and the world is placed in the background to both save the WORLD and to counterbalance the visual weight as the majority of visual weight is towards the left. yellow is a representation of light and hope therefore it is the majority colour in this picture.
“Friends come in all shape and sizes.” – Zi Feng
Me in how to train your dragon, substitute me for hiccup and the fish into apple to represent simpler things
Analogous colour of yellow orange and red, having the misty effect in the background as inspired by the “Annunciation” by Leonardo da Vinci to create depth and making it more fantasy like.
two set of leading lines, one on the ground which direct to toothless the dragon in the picture and another implied lines created by the visual site of toothless and me towards the apple which represent the willingness to give to make friends. it doesnt have to be a great gift, a simple, basic apple will be good enough as it is the thoughts that count. again, warm tone as making friend supposed to be a warm process.
“If you are not having fun, You’re doing something wrong.” – Groucho Marx
Me riding a turtle and having fun on an unorthodox adventure.
triatic colour scheme of red blue and yellow along with thick outline to create a cartoony, light hearted picture which is happy and fun.
I am happy in the picture, saw something amazing and pointed to it, leading the turtle to look at it which represented that I hope I could share my happiness with others and wanted those around me to see the happiness that I saw.
Me in 5 years
“I want to be the same me in 5 years.” – Zi Feng
The whole class is arranged in a repetitive method which the repeated pattern are all different, this create a picture which one could spend sometime on it, carefully looking at it and also to search for themselves in the picture. everybody is smiling in happiness because I hoped that everyone will be happy in 5 years time, as for me, I want to be the same me.
At the end of this project/module, I learnt that there are many things we could have done with the same project. Interpretation is all that matters and I discarded my progress and started all over again in all projects of 2D, sometime it is essential not to have too much attachment to our own work and progress in order to get some improvements. Also, I learnt that in art, the language will be the same… like for history of art, it is not only ‘history’ of art, I applied so many things I learnt in the history lesson in 2D and I also applied what i learnt in 4D and FD into my 2D projects, when I think about it, its kind of fun to link all of them up and use the theory altogether to create a “simple composition”!!!
New direction for this project, I need to re think all my ideas again.
Starting from how to depict my ideas using my classmate, i gave myself direction to choose from, maybe i can choose from generic ideas like for example metaphoric, a heart of gold i could use someone and lots of gold? brave as lion with someone and an lion in it?
Thinking about this, there is an inside joke between Jeremy and me, because he is a Mauritian which is beside Africa, I would disturb him by telling him to go hunt lion in Africa.. maybe i could use this idea.
A list of ways to do my work in.. i could do one medium for each box, making 12 medium in total, maybe?
or i could choose 2 mediums and do a 6 – 6 so that it would have a general theme to it hence clearer message since it is the classmate in the picture i want to emphasis, not my art.
brainstorming of ideas i could use for my final, those boxed out is what i chose and V1 and V2 meant version 1 and version 2 which i think it would be a better idea.
In conclusion, my 4 equation are –
Honesty + Optimistic = Humorous (me)
Hong sheng in “the honest woodsman” + Marianne in her cheerful smile = Zhouyang as himself (will be funny as it is)
Ibrahim in Adventure Time – Isaac doing things halfway = Jeremy chasing lion with a spear in Africa
More knowledge x More kindness = Save the world (ideal me)
Madeline studying x Munn feeding cat = Amazing Anam
Making friends + Having fun = Happy me (me in 5 years)
Me trying to make weird friends + Me doing abnormal fun things = whole class smiling cheerfully.
Heres my half done drawings with watercolour.
Honesty (supposed to be HongSheng, but not alike..)
Dream chaser (Jeremy)
My half done digital paintings
More Kindness (Madeline)
More Kindness (Munn)
Save the world (Amazing Anam)
Making Friends (me with toothless)
Having Fun (me)
Me in 5 years (everyone)
andddddd~~~ time stalk my classmate facebook and search for their smilessss!!!!
this is the result of stalking!!!
spent many hours to find suitable picture reference and around 3 hours to have the lineart of these sketches, each sketch is done on a 200mm by 200mm file to preserve as much detail as possible of the faces and formed this..
It is kind of hard to rearrange everything to make it organised having me in the middle with 22 people in our class, so I added Shirley to make it 23 and I could make it into 22 + 1 = 11+1+11 and therefore arrange it nicely.