Psy - Gentlemen Outline Meananda Godzanda: 2014

Monday, July 21, 2014

My Combination Design Inspired by Roy and Jim

  I am so excited and happy to post this! After all the brainstorming and fun I finally completed my very own combined design. From Roy Lichtenstein, I adopted the idea of comic style, emotions, and dotted patterns. From Jim Lambie, I used lines to show direction, motion and even emotions. On top of that, I added in what I have always loved -- tradition, especially from my own family background, Chinese. The cheongsam she is wearing symbolizes the originality of this design, in which it is designed by me and that I wanted to have a twist in the styles. What's special about the wording in this design is that I did not use talk bubbles like Roy Lichtenstein always do, but instead I designed it into the lines itself, and they should be read from bottom to top, as it shows a motion in which the words come from her head and out, bringing out the feeling of what's bugging in her mind. And well obviously the circular lines contributes to the "set me spinning". Her bold straight hair signifies how overwhelmed she is, and that what is happening seems to be blowing her away.

My Design in reference to Jim Lambie's artworks

  I am very fascinated by how lines can create a sense of moment, hence in this design I wanted to use lines to show the leading of different directions. The black and white lines in contrast applies the part where I want the lines or motion to go against the colourful ones. The black and white wall on the left implies a solid and static feel which portrays blockage, hence the eye will be more focused in following the direction of the colourful lines which leads towrads the right side of the room visually. The black and white lines on the box in the middle of the floor allows it to stand out from the colourful linings and hence portrays another small influence of motion on itself.

Thursday, July 10, 2014

My Artwork design related to Roy Lichtenstein's Works

Here's my artwork related to Roy Lichtenstein's works. I designed my own pattern for paint bucket tool and had fun tracing everything from my own sketch. But what was lacking is the strokes of the hair. Might add on the strokes when I have time.

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Research feedback on Jim Lambie's artworks

What really draws me to Jim Lambie’s  works is the feel of direction and liveliness that is brought by the multi-coloured strips. I like how he makes a place seem more attractive and fun without physically changing the place itself, but simply just sticking strips and strands of neon colours. The strands of colours lead the eyes to follow where it heads, giving a sense of motion and interaction. As I read more about Jim Lambie, I found out he is initially and potentially inclined with music, and I fell for his work even more, as he fuses his music profession into his visual art pieces. I love to create things like that, fusing different talents and mediums into one. I suppose that is why I am so drawn to him.

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Can you feel the motion in this picture? They are just lines drawn to different directions, but like little children, they makes you want to follow wherever they go. The place is actually a very boring squared  space, but with the lines, it’s no longer filled with boredom, but freedom to imagine and have fun.

Research feedback on Roy Lichtenstein's artworks

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I personally like Roy Lichtenstein’s work a lot. His works surrounds my favourite decade, the 60s. The style of the 60s are so nice, the hair, the dress, the everything. I like how his works are more to the entertainment side, that is, comedy, pop and industrial. I believe these elements also contribute to the way I want to pursue film making. His comic styled art works focuses on the expression of the character, having showing only the head and face. The talk bubbles though only involves a simple short sentence, but together with the expression of the character, we get a sense of story and curiosity from the visual. Not only so, his art works uses thick strokes and firm colours, hence giving it a bold and hard-edged feel, and I favour these elements.

  I noticed most of his art works involve blondes, though there are a few with burettes and red-haired. In comparison, the blonde girls give a more romantic and charming feel, as in more involved in love affairs. I think this element is very important in his art works, as the stories are about love affair itself. I like the way Roy Lichtenstein designed his artworks to efficiently and beautifully portray his story telling.

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Yayoi Kusama -- My New Favourite.

I can bet for 100% that at first you will feel that her art is pointless, because I felt that way myself, and when I read the comments of others, they said so too. But just like them, the more I search and understand her art, the more I love them! And I love her, as an artist. Unlike most artists, her art is basically -- herself. In fact, it is the deepest and biggest part of her life, her disease of hallucinations. So in a way when we look at her art, we are actually looking through her eyes, the repetitive polka dots that has haunt her for decades. It's funny how the more I search for her work and even her film, I can feel her. I can feel that she is so honest and real. People say artists live in their own world, but please -- they might be the only ones who are willing to share about their lives with you! Peace.

Monday, June 23, 2014

Early Civilization - Ancient Mesopotamia

Here's a quick summary of the fantastic history of Mesopotamia. These are the highlights of this civilization.

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Hoo Haa Hoo Haa! - Prehistoric Art Fact Sheet

Here's my first assignment from Art History. This is like the first arts by man. Before the drawings on the caves.

Tracing in Adobe Illustrator CC

  It's my first time using Adobe Illustrator CC and I had tons of fun. Looking forward to do more with it in the future! :D 

Monday, June 16, 2014

The First Assignment -- Tangram (:


letter E

A Farmer 

A house



  Well our first assignment was pretty fun and easy. Tangram! Miss Fiona in Visual Communication class taught us how to slice paper perfectly without hurting the table and stuff. She gave us a few topics to make and wuahla, here's my cute designs.

Froggie on News

  One day in form 3 the art teacher brought in packets of paper clay we were all so excited, the whole class making noise as we shared to each other what's in our mind to make. Someone even suggested making poop out of the clay. 

  I went back to my school hostel and wasn't sure what to make. So I randomly made picked the thing that I love most -- FROG. And so I started forming my lovely assassinated frog. It was gorgeous with the blue color in which only poisonous frogs had. With that I came up with an idea for the story behind this murder scene -- the princess killed the frog before his poisonous lips could reach hers. So what if the frog really turned into a prince if the princess had to die under a poisonous kiss?

  I had so much fun and finished everything in a day. So satisfied. Eventually I got the class going "eee" "aaa" "woahhh" and my handsome art teacher going "this is gorgeous". 

  And yeap my baby got on the newspaper :D 

*notice the eyelashes on its eyes...I'll tell you a secret...they're my used fake lashes haha

How I Fell for Film - My First Short Film

  Heyho! First post for this blog! So yeah this is a short film I made in about two days, sending it out to take part in the International Churches of Christ (ICOC) Teens' Video Contest. It's an international video competition which requires us to show our Christian conviction in our own way.

  Most of the other contestants shot themselves talking about their convictions, but for me I prefer making a story out of my own conviction. And so I became the story/script writer, director, and editor for this short film.

  This film was what I did when I was 16, so basically that time I only used Movie Maker and stuff and with my zero experience in film back then, everything ended up blur even when I shot with my dear DSLR.

  If you don't understand what the video was trying to say and you would like to find out, you can ask me on FB :b