Perspective – Amanda Sue Rope workshop

It was a pleasure to be able to learn from an Artist that I admire. Amanda Sue Rope came and gave us lecture and workshop on perspective. Her artworks were a big inspiration for my colour workshop project.

Perspective is the views from we see or other people see of the object. It also about positioning of people (who they are or what they do) and whether it is a vertical, horizontal and symmetrical positioning. Perspective also means where do an artist want the viewers to view the artwork to be. Perspective also create space within a space.

In the workshop, I was given three random images which I can paint or collage with and three situation words to set up a composition e.g: inside, close-up and isolated.

I collaged the images (crochet yarn, a boot and a badminton racket) horizontally on a paper with a starting point and incorporated the situation words to create an image that visually communicates the composition.

Here’s my image:

Perspective workshop

Perspective workshop


Prophecy

This project was set up to explore the role of illustrator in predicting the futures: How Things Will Be – How Things Might Be – How Things Should Be.

I’ve chosen Childhood as the theme of this project. My main research source is “The Invention of Childhood” by Hugh Cunningham. It explores the questions of ‘What is a child, or to be a child?’. In my research I’ve encountered the developing world of simulation, projections, prediction and forecasts. The reformation and reinvention of the childhood innocence is what I want to explore in this project.

I’ve also exercised narrative story building using the character, setting and circumstance and also time and sequence during the making of the final work for the project.

I’ve never made a stop-motion animation before. It was quite a hard learning process. I’ve learnt that preparation is the a main key of a successful outcome. Considering it’s my first stop-motion production using the most modest software (iMovie) out there, I am pleased with the final work.


4 Images imagining a sequence happening in a year

In this storyboard, I wanted to represent the events or celebrations within a year that uses one same colour, red. The idea is to narrate an experience of a sashimi dish have through a year. I chose not to draw the faces of the sushi shop customer because I wanted to emphasise more on the event/celebrations instead of the people celebrating it.

Celebrations!

Celebrations!


12 Images of a sequence happening within 10 minutes

This storyboard is inspired by the chef at the Yo Sushi while preparing to cook sushi and sashimi. The story begin with the chef coming to work on a bicycle. I’ve made the storyboard into a constantina book with 20cm x 21cm each page.

Park the bike

Park the bike and put the apron on

Reading the menu of the day

Reading the menu of the day

prep and chop chop chop that fish

prep and chop chop chop that fish

nigiri sushi and Don't forget to wash your hand!

nigiri sushi and Don’t forget to wash your hand!

More sashimi to prepare

More sashimi to prepare

To early to open the shop

Too early to open the shop


20 Images of a sequence happening within an hour

This storyboard was inspired by an email I’ve received from a delivery company about my parcel delivery status. It pointed out a link for me to go and check the movement of the delivery driver who was scheduled to deliver my parcel within an hour.

delivery status map

delivery status map

Based on that email, I took reference in one of Saul Steinberg’s work “9th Avenue”. It’s a landscape illustration for the New Yorker from a point of view at the 9th avenue in New York city, NY that expanded  into a world map.

Steinberg - 9th ave

Steinberg – 9th ave

image source: http://www.juliasantengallery.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2012/12/New-Yorker-2306.jpg

and here is my 20 images of sequence happening within an hour:

The size of the storyboard is A2, drawn with pen, ink and felt tip pens. Only Black/white and one colour are allowed. The map is latest the 3rd ave map in New York City, NY view from Google Earth.

Sushi delivery

Sushi delivery

It’s telling a narrative of my online sushi order journey that took place within an hour. The track of the delivery man can be followed by the red dots line.

 


Time Passing

This next project is about recording passing of time with sequences and narrative. The Object (a place) is free to choose and drawn with observation. We are encouraged to see and observe our object so that it lets you breathe in its strange special air.

POSSIBILITIES and SUBJECT

  • Rhythm
  • History
  • Seasons
  • Mortality
  • The Future
  • Ageing
  • Movement
  • Measurement
  • Recording of time, and
  • When time stand still

The sequences can be of changing appearances, changing a constant, specific events and abstract representation. Symbol is one of a good way to represent abstract narrative.  The narrative will be drawn from experience and reality. It is also can be wordless. It can be compressed or expanded. The aim is to allow the readers, actor or authors to share experiences.

My choice of object (a place) is Yo Sushi shop situated in St. David’s mall, Cardiff. I chose it because it’s one of my favourite place and feel comfortable to be in. The shop manager was generous in letting me sit there and watched them preparing their food to cook and work before the shop was open. I’ve also took pictures to help me capture the moments.

One thing to remember is to take different viewpoints of our chosen object (a place), e.g birds eye, inside looking out, outside looking in, from bellow, through the eyes of a cat, from inside a character’s head, zooming in and panning out and looking through something which obscures our vision.

STORYBOARDING

  1. 20 images showing a sequence happening within the space of an hour.
  2. 4 images imagining a sequence happening within a year.
  3. 12 images showing a sequence happening within ten minutes, and
  4. 7 images showing a sequence happening within a week.

 


The Trenches

the book_constantine style

the book_constantine style

Here is my final images of The Trenches project based on Wilfred Owen’s poem Dulce et Decorum Est (1).

book cover

book cover

letters

letters

memory

memory

I wanted to set the book from a second person point of view. Here I have illustrated a mother reading her soldier son’s letters sent from the war. Her mind remembering the time when he went to war.

Marching

Marching

inside the trenches

inside the trenches

Gas! Gas! Gas!

Gas! Gas! Gas!

This image is to depict the gas attack inside the trenches. Here the soldiers had to hold urine-soaked cloth over their faces in an emergency of mustard gas. Thousands died of horrific deaths.

writing home

writing home

Attack!

Attack!

Lost

Lost

Loneliness

Lonelines

Here, I wanted to create senses of lost and loneliness because his friend had died.

Wounded

Wounded

the poem

the poem