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5. Your Notion of Colurful Asia Postcard (Compiled)


5. Your Notion of Colurful Asia Postcard

Objective – Create a postcard
Themes – Your notion of colourful Asia… (in cultural, politcal and social aspects of Asia)
Stage 0 – Idea Generation
Stage 1 – Preliminary Sketches (Hand-drawn)
Stage 2 – Colour Scheme Thumbnail Draft 1 (A3 size) and Postcard Prototype 1 (A6 size)
Stage 3 – Colour Scheme Thumbnail Drafts 2 (A3 size)
Stage 4 – Final Revised Work (A6 size)

STAGE 0 – IDEA GENERATION:

Mindmap5
Mindmap5

This assignment is known to be the most difficult assignment, because of the theme I think. When I wrote out the mindmap, I had so many ideas in my mind yet I couldn’t put them down in drawing. The frustrations is partly because of the limited knowledge about photoshop and NIL about Illustrator.

STAGE 1 – PRELIMINARY SKETCHES:

5sketches

5sketches2

You can see that these sketches are super rough, and they are all individual figures. I tried working with illustrator, but no matter what, I just simply can’t work it out.

My idea is to have various buildings from all over the countries, and people of different ethnic cultures parachuting down. However, I realise it means having different ethnic clothings =harder to draw.

You can see that lady from Thailand, when I drew out, I was thinking of the costume design. Thus the decision for not using that.

A stroke of idea made me thought of comic characters, and I decided to use comic characters from different countries. Japan’s characters are all over the place, and I tried researching and found Lao Fu Zi from Hong Kong, Pucca from Korea (though she looks Japan-ish), and Mr Kiasu representing Singapore.

I tried looking for Malaysia, India and other countries, but the cartoon characters etc were either not found or the size of the picture is too small for me to refer…

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For the infrastructure, I decided to use Mount Fuji for Japan and sakura flower blossom, and the Twin Petronas Tower for Malaysia, the temple like tower which is supposed to represent Korea, Taj Mahal for India , Taipei 101 for Taiwan, and the Great Wall of China for China. Of course, for Singapore, it would be the famous durian like explanade and the merlion.

STAGE 2 – COLOUR SCHEME THUMBNAIL DRAFT 1:

Colour scheme
Colour scheme

Everything didn’t work out as I imagine it to be. I had a difficult time arranging every thing and everything seems out of place. The biggest problem was with the Gret wall which is simply too abstract.

As everything was hand drawn, the colouring was a big headache for me as those area where my line doesn’t fully cover, it will end up colouring the whole layer.I tried blending and shadowing without any success. (see Great Wall)

POSTCARD PROTOTYPE 1:

Prototype 1 (Original)
Prototype 1 (Original)

In the end I decided to choose the original one as my final work.

CLASS REVIEW:

The class didn’t give much comment, as my inability to use Illustrator kinda spoilt everything and tied my hands down. The found the neon one nice, but I was thinking of using the uncoloured version for children to colour and they like the idea. The problem will be it will seem incomplete.

But the surprise was not many people know about Mr Kiasu! Hmmm, am I being too back-dated?

I decided to approach Jing after lecture, and she gave me a few suggestions. The main problem with my work is that’s too flat. (Wow, that’s the word for it!) It has no perspective and it isn’t arranged carefult. For eg. Taj Mahal is ‘heavy’ and should be placed near the bottom…

She roughly drew out the perspective I could have, and mentioned that if I followed this method, the problem may be solved. I asked if I should just concentrate with the comic characters instead, and she say that will simplify things A LOT and it will work the same.

She suggested using Lat for Malaysia, whose characters all have the nose shaped like this.lat-nose1

Thus I decided to follow her advice…

I asked if I could present 2 version of the postcard, one for kids (colouring version) and one as official. And she said yes!~

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Before the Birth of Draft 2

Even though I said that I’m going to concentrate on the comic character, some teeny part of me is still unwilling to part with the buildings, but as there’s simple too many people working on the buildings already, the unique-ness is no longer there.

Thus, I was thinking along the line of “why should the comic characters come to be together? I suddenly thought of a great idea one of my classmate, Rui Shen had in his first assignment, using Egyptians carving as words. I decided to adapt the  idea and use it on the buildings!

Woohoo~ I solved my troubles!

By this time, I had finally learn how to use illustrator and understand what everyone means by the power of Illustrator. Because of the need to learn when colouring the final project.

STAGE 3 – COLOUR SCHEME THUMBNAIL DRAFT 2:

Colour scheme2
Colour scheme2

In my 2nd version, I used The “Chew on it” characters [Those comic strips you see in toilet, trains and Straits Times for Singapore, followed by Cha Cha Chaudhary for India, Doraemon for Japan, Mashimaro for Korea, Lat for Malaysia, The Sun Wu Kong (Monkey god) to represent comics from Taiwan ( I didn’t know till I research! Cool, the comics I have been reading like Journey to the West, Dao etc ar actually drawn by Taiwan artist!) and Lao Fu Zi from Hong Kong.

I made it like an Asian Exhibition where all the characters gather.

Using Illustrator, I managed to draw out everything and complete in 5hrs. (Power of Stress) The shaowing made everything more realistic. And the challenge comes when you have to leave everything in white before colouring them again.

Every characters are linked subtlely to one another, and I hope everyone can see it. From left, the ‘Chew on it’ character is turning back to see what happened with the Cha Cha Chaudhary trying to poke him with his stick. Doraemon is happily skipping around, with Sun Wu Kong looking at hime in amusement, Mashimaro is the only one looking at the exhibition intently (see the Korean South Gate it’s looking at) while is looking down to see what it’s doing. Lao Fu Zi is trying to act politically correct bywaving hi to everyone.

For the infrastructure, I tried to arrange everything in such a way that they can all be viewed clearly.

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Colour schemes, instead of the usual titles of Warm, Cold, Sweet etc, I had something different like Food Poisoning( relating to the recent case), super powers etc, to relate to what kind of impression the whole picture gives when the colours are changed.

STAGE 4– FINAL WORK

Kids' version
Kids’ version

This Kid’s version hopes to let the children customise their own postcard by colouring them and sending them to their friends.

Final version
Final version

I chose the original one for the final as the original one brings out the essence of the whole picture best.

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5. Your Notion of Colurful Asia Postcard – Stage 4


5. Your Notion of Colurful Asia Postcard

Objective – Create a postcard
Themes – Your notion of colourful Asia… (in cultural, politcal and social aspects of Asia)
Stage 0 – Idea Generation
Stage 1 – Preliminary Sketches (Hand-drawn)
Stage 2 – Colour Scheme Thumbnail Draft 1 (A3 size) and Postcard Prototype 1 (A6 size)
Stage 3 – Colour Scheme Thumbnail Drafts 2 (A3 size)
Stage 4 – Final Revised Work (A6 size)

STAGE 4– FINAL WORK

Kids' version
Kids’ version

This Kid’s version hopes to let the children customise their own postcard by colouring them and sending them to their friends.

Final version
Final version

I chose the original one for the final as the original one brings out the essence of the whole picture best.


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5. Your Notion of Colurful Asia Postcard – Stage 3


5. Your Notion of Colurful Asia Postcard

Objective – Create a postcard
Themes – Your notion of colourful Asia… (in cultural, politcal and social aspects of Asia)
Stage 0 – Idea Generation
Stage 1 – Preliminary Sketches (Hand-drawn)
Stage 2 – Colour Scheme Thumbnail Draft 1 (A3 size) and Postcard Prototype 1 (A6 size)
Stage 3 – Colour Scheme Thumbnail Drafts 2 (A3 size)
Stage 4 – Final Revised Work (A6 size)

STAGE 3 – COLOUR SCHEME THUMBNAIL DRAFT 2:

Colour scheme2
Colour scheme2

In my 2nd version, I used The “Chew on it” characters [Those comic strips you see in toilet, trains and Straits Times for Singapore, followed by Cha Cha Chaudhary for India, Doraemon for Japan, Mashimaro for Korea, Lat for Malaysia, The Sun Wu Kong (Monkey god) to represent comics from Taiwan ( I didn’t know till I research! Cool, the comics I have been reading like Journey to the West, Dao etc ar actually drawn by Taiwan artist!) and Lao Fu Zi from Hong Kong.

I made it like an Asian Exhibition where all the characters gather.

Using Illustrator, I managed to draw out everything and complete in 5hrs. (Power of Stress) The shaowing made everything more realistic. And the challenge comes when you have to leave everything in white before colouring them again.

Every characters are linked subtlely to one another, and I hope everyone can see it. From left, the ‘Chew on it’ character is turning back to see what happened with the Cha Cha Chaudhary trying to poke him with his stick. Doraemon is happily skipping around, with Sun Wu Kong looking at hime in amusement, Mashimaro is the only one looking at the exhibition intently (see the Korean South Gate it’s looking at) while is looking down to see what it’s doing. Lao Fu Zi is trying to act politically correct bywaving hi to everyone.

For the infrastructure, I tried to arrange everything in such a way that they can all be viewed clearly.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Colour schemes, instead of the usual titles of Warm, Cold, Sweet etc, I had something different like Food Poisoning( relating to the recent case), super powers etc, to relate to what kind of impression the whole picture gives when the colours are changed.


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5. Your Notion of Colurful Asia Postcard – Stage 2


5. Your Notion of Colurful Asia Postcard

Objective – Create a postcard
Themes – Your notion of colourful Asia… (in cultural, politcal and social aspects of Asia)
Stage 0 – Idea Generation
Stage 1 – Preliminary Sketches (Hand-drawn)
Stage 2 – Colour Scheme Thumbnail Draft 1 (A3 size) and Postcard Prototype 1 (A6 size)
Stage 3 – Colour Scheme Thumbnail Drafts 2 (A3 size)
Stage 4 – Final Revised Work (A6 size)

STAGE 2 – COLOUR SCHEME THUMBNAIL DRAFT 1:

Colour scheme
Colour scheme

Everything didn’t work out as I imagine it to be. I had a difficult time arranging every thing and everything seems out of place. The biggest problem was with the Gret wall which is simply too abstract.

As everything was hand drawn, the colouring was a big headache for me as those area where my line doesn’t fully cover, it will end up colouring the whole layer.I tried blending and shadowing without any success. (see Great Wall)

POSTCARD PROTOTYPE 1:

Prototype 1 (Original)
Prototype 1 (Original)

In the end I decided to choose the original one as my final work.

CLASS REVIEW:

The class didn’t give much comment, as my inability to use Illustrator kinda spoilt everything and tied my hands down. The found the neon one nice, but I was thinking of using the uncoloured version for children to colour and they like the idea. The problem will be it will seem incomplete.

But the surprise was not many people know about Mr Kiasu! Hmmm, am I being too back-dated?

I decided to approach Jing after lecture, and she gave me a few suggestions. The main problem with my work is that’s too flat. (Wow, that’s the word for it!) It has no perspective and it isn’t arranged carefult. For eg. Taj Mahal is ‘heavy’ and should be placed near the bottom…

She roughly drew out the perspective I could have, and mentioned that if I followed this method, the problem may be solved. I asked if I should just concentrate with the comic characters instead, and she say that will simplify things A LOT and it will work the same.

She suggested using Lat for Malaysia, whose characters all have the nose shaped like this.lat-nose1

Thus I decided to follow her advice…

I asked if I could present 2 version of the postcard, one for kids (colouring version) and one as official. And she said yes!~

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Before the Birth of Draft 2

Even though I said that I’m going to concentrate on the comic character, some teeny part of me is still unwilling to part with the buildings, but as there’s simple too many people working on the buildings already, the unique-ness is no longer there.

Thus, I was thinking along the line of “why should the comic characters come to be together? I suddenly thought of a great idea one of my classmate, Rui Shen had in his first assignment, using Egyptians carving as words. I decided to adapt the idea and use it on the buildings!

Woohoo~ I solved my troubles!

By this time, I had finally learn how to use illustrator and understand what everyone means by the power of Illustrator. Because of the need to learn when colouring the final project.


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5. Your Notion of Colurful Asia Postcard – Stage 1


5. Your Notion of Colurful Asia Postcard

Objective – Create a postcard
Themes – Your notion of colourful Asia… (in cultural, politcal and social aspects of Asia)
Stage 0 – Idea Generation
Stage 1 – Preliminary Sketches (Hand-drawn)
Stage 2 – Colour Scheme Thumbnail Draft 1 (A3 size) and Postcard Prototype 1 (A6 size)
Stage 3 – Colour Scheme Thumbnail Drafts 2 (A3 size)
Stage 4 – Final Revised Work (A6 size)

STAGE 1 – PRELIMINARY SKETCHES:

5sketches

5sketches2

You can see that these sketches are super rough, and they are all individual figures. I tried working with illustrator, but no matter what, I just simply can’t work it out.

My idea is to have various buildings from all over the countries, and people of different ethnic cultures parachuting down. However, I realise it means having different ethnic clothings =harder to draw.

You can see that lady from Thailand, when I drew out, I was thinking of the costume design. Thus the decision for not using that.

A stroke of idea made me thought of comic characters, and I decided to use comic characters from different countries. Japan’s characters are all over the place, and I tried researching and found Lao Fu Zi from Hong Kong, Pucca from Korea (though she looks Japan-ish), and Mr Kiasu representing Singapore.

I tried looking for Malaysia, India and other countries, but the cartoon characters etc were either not found or the size of the picture is too small for me to refer…

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

For the infrastructure, I decided to use Mount Fuji for Japan and sakura flower blossom, and the Twin Petronas Tower for Malaysia, the temple like tower which is supposed to represent Korea, Taj Mahal for India , Taipei 101 for Taiwan, and the Great Wall of China for China. Of course, for Singapore, it would be the famous durian like explanade and the merlion.


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5. Your Notion of Colurful Asia Postcard – Stage 0


5. Your Notion of Colurful Asia Postcard

Objective – Create a postcard
Themes – Your notion of colourful Asia… (in cultural, politcal and social aspects of Asia)
Stage 0 – Idea Generation
Stage 1 – Preliminary Sketches (Hand-drawn)
Stage 2 – Colour Scheme Thumbnail Draft 1 (A3 size) and Postcard Prototype 1 (A6 size)
Stage 3 – Colour Scheme Thumbnail Drafts 2 (A3 size)
Stage 4 – Final Revised Work (A6 size)

STAGE 0 – IDEA GENERATION:

Mindmap5
Mindmap5

This assignment is known to be the most difficult assignment, because of the theme I think. When I wrote out the mindmap, I had so many ideas in my mind yet I couldn’t put them down in drawing. The frustrations is partly because of the limited knowledge about photoshop and NIL about Illustrator.


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4. Save, Prevention, Kill Poster (Compiled)


4. Poster

Objective – Create a Poster for the General Public
Themes – Save, Prevention, Kill
Stage 1 – Idea Generation
Stage 2 – Poster Prototype 1 (A3 size)
Stage 3 – Poster Prototype 2 (A3 size)
Stage 4 – Final Revised Work (A3 size)

STAGE 1 – IDEA GENERATION:

Mindmap4
Mindmap4

 

STAGE 2 – POSTER PROTOTYPE 1:

Poster 1 and 2
Poster 1 and 2

I am actually quite satisfied with what I have done so far, I wanted this poster to be more of an informational poster where people stop short when they look at it and want to read more.

I manage to show a few friends before the tutorial to get some comments first as I REALLY WANNA ACE THIS MODULE!

Some feeback were that it isn’t suicidal enough. And the pills emphasis made it look more like drug addiction poster instead of a suicide prevention poster. (hmmm, now to come to think about it, it really seems so.

CLASS REVIEW:

I did not attend my usual tutorial this week because of my NUS STage + NUS CHinese Drama Stage Production called Sun Day. And I did not get as much comments as I usually would.

After consultation with my tutor, The problems were found to be with the positioning of the text, and the words SAVE, the shadow effects for “Your self, Your family Your friend”.(Basically everything)

I personally felt that the idea of suicide (since there’s so many ways to kill yourself cannot be brought across with only one picture, hence the need for several graphics. But some found it too cluttered

But anyway, I decided to work on the theme further and try to think of other ways to bring the idea across.

STAGE 3 – POSTER PROTOTYPE 2:
Another idea strike me! Ha, I thought of making a poster that get viewers to guess how the person die. Cutting of wrist?Over dosage of pills? etc, but the answer is actually depression, loneliness and discrimination etc…

This would be focusing on one graphic instead of having many like my previous one.

Poster in Portrait and Landscape
Poster in Portrait and Landscape

I was choosing between the landscape and the portrait version. Personally, I prefer the landscape one as it’s something different. I got comments from my friends and those who chose the portrait ones commented that it is more of the norm, or landscape stands out more.

Thus, I decided to choose the landscape one!

STAGE 4 – FINAL WORK:

The final version couldn’t be uploaded despite my repeated attempts. But the link is here: http://i257.photobucket.com/albums/hh203/tiffanyyongwt/NM2208/suicidea.jpg

More blending is done to the poster to make it look more natural.


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4. Save, Prevention, Kill Poster -Stage 4


4. Poster

Objective – Create a Poster for the General Public
Themes – Save, Prevention, Kill
Stage 1 – Idea Generation
Stage 2 – Poster Prototype 1 (A3 size)
Stage 3 – Poster Prototype 2 (A3 size)
Stage 4 – Final Revised Work (A3 size)

STAGE 4 – FINAL WORK:

The final version couldn’t be uploaded despite my repeated attempts. But the link is here: http://i257.photobucket.com/albums/hh203/tiffanyyongwt/NM2208/suicidea.jpg

More blending is done to the poster to make it look more natural.


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4. Save, Prevention, Kill Poster -Stage 3


4. Poster

Objective – Create a Poster for the General Public
Themes – Save, Prevention, Kill
Stage 1 – Idea Generation
Stage 2 – Poster Prototype 1 (A3 size)
Stage 3 – Poster Prototype 2 (A3 size)
Stage 4 – Final Revised Work (A3 size)

STAGE 3 – POSTER PROTOTYPE 2:
Another idea strike me! Ha, I thought of making a poster that get viewers to guess how the person die. Cutting of wrist?Over dosage of pills? etc, but the answer is actually depression, loneliness and discrimination etc…

This would be focusing on one graphic instead of having many like my previous one.

Poster in Portrait and Landscape
Poster in Portrait and Landscape

I was choosing between the landscape and the portrait version. Personally, I prefer the landscape one as it’s something different. I got comments from my friends and those who chose the portrait ones commented that it is more of the norm, or landscape stands out more.

Thus, I decided to choose the landscape one!


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4. Save, Prevention, Kill Poster -Stage 2


4. Poster

Objective – Create a Poster for the General Public
Themes – Save, Prevention, Kill
Stage 1 – Idea Generation
Stage 2 – Poster Prototype 1 (A3 size)
Stage 3 – Poster Prototype 2 (A3 size)
Stage 4 – Final Revised Work (A3 size)

STAGE 2 – POSTER PROTOTYPE 1:

Poster 1 and 2
Poster 1 and 2

I am actually quite satisfied with what I have done so far, I wanted this poster to be more of an informational poster where people stop short when they look at it and want to read more.

I manage to show a few friends before the tutorial to get some comments first as I REALLY WANNA ACE THIS MODULE!

Some feeback were that it isn’t suicidal enough. And the pills emphasis made it look more like drug addiction poster instead of a suicide prevention poster. (hmmm, now to come to think about it, it really seems so.

CLASS REVIEW:

I did not attend my usual tutorial this week because of my NUS STage + NUS CHinese Drama Stage Production called Sun Day. And I did not get as much comments as I usually would.

After consultation with my tutor, The problems were found to be with the positioning of the text, and the words SAVE, the shadow effects for “Your self, Your family Your friend”.(Basically everything)

I personally felt that the idea of suicide (since there’s so many ways to kill yourself cannot be brought across with only one picture, hence the need for several graphics. But some found it too cluttered

But anyway, I decided to work on the theme further and try to think of other ways to bring the idea across.


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4. Save, Prevention, Kill Poster -Stage 1


4. Poster

Objective – Create a Poster for the General Public
Themes – Save, Prevention, Kill
Stage 1 – Idea Generation
Stage 2 – Poster Prototype 1 (A3 size)
Stage 3 – Poster Prototype 2 (A3 size)
Stage 4 – Final Revised Work (A3 size)

STAGE 1 – IDEA GENERATION:

Mindmap4
Mindmap4


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Final Project: Storybook -Stage 0


Final Project

ObjectiveCreate a storybook for children aged 6-9
Themes Hype, Crook and Lyric
Stage 0 Pre-Research
Stage 1 Idea Generation
Stage 2 Preliminary Sketches
Stage 3 Colour Palette
Stage 4Final Work

STAGE 0 – PRE-RESEARCH:

The Book Store I went besides Popular

The Book Store I went besides Popular

Way before the project theme was announced, I went to Bras Basah complex to check out the different kind of storybooks available. i went to a shop called Children’s Book Centre (Address #04-53). For the design report, I went back there again to take several photos with the store owner’s permission.

p.s [Photographs taken courtesy of Children’s Book Centre at Bras Basah Complex]

 

 

 

 

 
 
 

Books with moving elements in the story

Books with moving elements in the story

Books with double image effect

Books with double image effect

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 
 

A: This is a story about the characters having to travel in different vehicle and the story book has slits that allow children to move the vehicle from one place to another. But the book paper quality has to be very thick.

 

B: This book make use the double image on their cover page will attract children purchase them. But… too high tech…

 

 
 
 

Storybooks with sounds

Storybooks with sounds

Colouring story books

Colouring story books

 

A: This is actually a language activity book which teaches children how to say hello in different languages. There is also buttons by the side which gives the correct pronounciation of the words.It is binded like a ring file and has a hard cover.

B: Storybook with pages for colouring and puzzles. The quality of paper has to be colourable.

 
 
 

This book is in the shape of a basket

This book is in the shape of a basket

Books with jigsaw

Books with jigsaw

 

Post-Research Evaluation
This external preliminary research also allowed us a general glimpse of the styles of colouring and writing used in children storybooks. Most of the books that targeted children from 6-9 years of age used a wide array of colours, with many using very rich colour schemes. This made it more attractive to young readers who love colourful and vibrant images. Our research extended to the internet for different illustration styles. We favoured using water-colour styled colouring because it gave a soothing feel. However, due to the different settings in our story, which required backgrounds that are more detailed, we decided to use richer colours. Also, using layering, beveling and shadow techniques for the backgrounds and the characters gives a touch of realism to the characters and the story.

A: This book is about a rabbit who eats a basket of food it decided to eat more to balance up. In the end, she ate everything and have a bad stomach. The way they have different layers is unique and nice. But hard and thick cover is needed to prevent the book from spoiling

B:Story books that include jigsaw puzzles.

Books that allow the use of marker

Books that allow the use of marker

Stories with vibrant colours

Stories with vibrant colours

 
 
 
A:  This book allow children to interact with book by providing marker. The paper quality has to be glossy on surface so as to allow writing and erasing on the paper.
B: I found these storybooks in the Popular, even though they are the common fairytale, their vibrant characters and colours attract people attention. 
 
Brightly coloured stories

Brightly coloured stories

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Storybooks with pop-ups

Storybooks with pop-ups

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Pop-ups with Glitter textures

Pop-ups with Glitter textures

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Story with puzzle pictures

Story with puzzle pictures

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Story with stickers activites

Story with stickers activites

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 The above shows many other popular mediums like the pop-ups which will take quite sometime for us to figure out how to work. A nice idea was how they use glittle to create a bit of texture and making the storybook more interesting for the children.

 There are many stories with pull out puzzles to create interestins pictures. This make children learn more easily with the added interactivity and be able to recodnise the animals more easily.

 The use of stickers to fill in the stories is a nice way to have the story going. But I thought this will mean there won’t be any re-read value, once thechildren finish pasting the stickers.

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3. U C what I C (Compiled)


3. U C what I C

Objective – Tell a story in 8 photos without using words
Themes – A story that makes use of photo manipulation
Stage 0 – Idea Generation
Stage 1 – Preliminary Sketches (Hand-drawn)
Stage 2 – Photo Story Prototype 1 (A3 size)
Stage 3 – Photo Story Prototype 2 (A3 size)
Stage 4 – Final Revised Work (A3 size)

STAGE 0 – IDEA GENERATION:

For this particular assignment, I did not really do any mind map to think of what I want to do. I thought of the storyline when I’m on shuttle bus, walking, trying to find sources of ideas and inspirations here and there.

I was thinking of the twist that was optional…

Hmmm, what kinda twist should it be? Romance? Comedy? What it showed out to be but actually not? I was afraid the twist may come out similar to what others have, and at that moment, I was on the A2 bus entering the business faculty carpark…

The beauty of the patch of greenery below The Deck got me!

Viola, an idea adapted from one of the many Enid Blyton books appeared in my mind. That story was called, the Garden Gnome or something like that I think, from the Story book called The Tower in the Ho-Ho Woods. It says that in every wall, there will be a garden gnome who took care of the patches of moss on the wall.

So I decided to come up with a story of a fairy taking care of the flowers under the Deck.

Once, in popular, a bright pink story book caught my eye, and it is a story book about a fairy taking care of the park. It kinda coincides with mine, and our assignment is restricted to only 8 pictures, thus I decided to make a story that involves human too!

STAGE 1 – PRELIMINARY SKETCHES:

Sketches of Photo story
Sketches of Photo story

So this story hopes to say that, in every ‘garden’ there is a fairy taking care of the flowers. One day a girl passes by and found the flowers pretty. The fairy was shocked when the girl plucks the flower from the garden. In anger, the garden fairy uses her wand and punished the girl. She used her powers to connect the flowers back when the girl wals away. Now the fairy is happy.

STAGE 2 – PHOTO STORY PROTOTYPE 1:

Photo 1 and 2
Photo 1 and 2
Photo 3 and 4
Photo 3 and 4
Photo 5 and 6
Photo 5 and 6
Photo 7 and 8
Photo 7 and 8

So, this is my photo story… I couldn’t get my female model in time, thus I decided to use myself…

It was raining when I took the photos, haha, if you notice the water droplets on the flower…

There was quite a lot of photo manipulations to be done, but I’m quite happy with it. other than Photo 7, as I don’t know if I shout use a real hand on drawing hand to get my idea across that that’s the fairy hand.

CLASS REVIEW:

The class gave feedback that the story is unique! woohoo~

And they can tell what this story is about.

But somethings I need to change is the hand in Photo 7 (I knew it) as it’s not clear whose hand is it.

And the female model needs to change to someone else. The 1st, 3rd and 4th photo has quite a lot of greens, so a suggestion to change the 1st picture to something far…

Thus, after getting back to take a few more photos…

And some manipulations….

Testing out with photoshop to create a magical feeling
Testing out with photoshop to create a magical feeling

I got out 2 pictures with a more magical feel, but I like the second one better, so do many of my friends..

STAGE 3 – PROTOTYPE 2:

2. Photo 1 and 2
2. Photo 1 and 2
2. Photo 3 and 4
2. Photo 3 and 4
2. Photo 5 and 6
2. Photo 5 and 6
2. Photo 7 and 8
2. Photo 7 and 8

And I got my boyfriend to be the model instead, as I’m to pai-sey to call others. So the story line kinda change when the man saw the pretty flowers, he thought that that will please his girlfriend (whom I got my sis to act without telling her what’s that for!), thus he decided to get it and got hurt in the end…

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After some time…

I think I kinda got obsessed with the assignment. Everywhere I go, I see flowers and I start thinking if I should use that for my assignment.

One day, when I took Bus 189 and saw a the terrace on the first bus stop after getting out from Kent Ridge Terminal, I saw the bright yellow flowers and decided that I should use that patch of flowers for better colour contrast.

So I pulled my bf out, after a day of presentations, and get him to re-pose for the story…

But the thing is, the tutorial I used for my pretty photo 1 cannot be found anymore, cuz that was done exactly a month ago! And my history saves only for 3 weeks… Oh shucks…

STAGE 4 – FINAL WORK:

I gave this story a chinese name instead of the usual english one, and for those who understands Chinese, will know that this is also a title of a song too.

路边的野花不要采

1. In every garden, there will be a fairy taking care of the flowers. 2 The fairy will water, polish and dust the flowers to make them clean and bright.
1. In every garden, there will be a fairy taking care of the flowers. 2 The fairy will water, polish and dust the flowers to make them clean and bright.
3. One day, a young man passed by and was entrance by the beauty of the flowers. 4. He had an idea! To pick the flowers and give it to his girlfriend who loves flowers. She will definitely be very happy.
3. One day, a young man passed by and was entrance by the beauty of the flowers. 4. He had an idea! To pick the flowers and give it to his girlfriend who loves flowers. She will definitely be very happy.
5. He decided to pick the flowers. 6. The fairy is fuming when she saw what he did.
5. He decided to pick the flowers. 6. The fairy is fuming when she saw what he did.
7. The fairy decided to punish the young man by making him prick his hand. 8. The young man finally left and the fairy is happy again
7. The fairy decided to punish the young man by making him prick his hand. 8. The young man finally left and the fairy is happy again


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3. U C what I C – Stage 4


3. U C what I C

Objective – Tell a story in 8 photos without using words
Themes – A story that makes use of photo manipulation
Stage 0 – Idea Generation
Stage 1 – Preliminary Sketches (Hand-drawn)
Stage 2 – Photo Story Prototype 1 (A3 size)
Stage 3 – Photo Story Prototype 2 (A3 size)
Stage 4 – Final Revised Work (A3 size)

STAGE 4 – FINAL WORK:

I gave this story a chinese name instead of the usual english one, and for those who understands Chinese, will know that this is also a title of a song too.

路边的野花不要采

1. In every garden, there will be a fairy taking care of the flowers. 2 The fairy will water, polish and dust the flowers to make them clean and bright.
1. In every garden, there will be a fairy taking care of the flowers. 2 The fairy will water, polish and dust the flowers to make them clean and bright.
3. One day, a young man passed by and was entrance by the beauty of the flowers. 4. He had an idea! To pick the flowers and give it to his girlfriend who loves flowers. She will definitely be very happy.
3. One day, a young man passed by and was entrance by the beauty of the flowers. 4. He had an idea! To pick the flowers and give it to his girlfriend who loves flowers. She will definitely be very happy.
5. He decided to pick the flowers. 6. The fairy is fuming when she saw what he did.
5. He decided to pick the flowers. 6. The fairy is fuming when she saw what he did.
7. The fairy decided to punish the young man by making him prick his hand. 8. The young man finally left and the fairy is happy again
7. The fairy decided to punish the young man by making him prick his hand. 8. The young man finally left and the fairy is happy again


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3. U C what I C – Stage 3


3. U C what I C

Objective – Tell a story in 8 photos without using words
Themes – A story that makes use of photo manipulation
Stage 0 – Idea Generation
Stage 1 – Preliminary Sketches (Hand-drawn)
Stage 2 – Photo Story Prototype 1 (A3 size)
Stage 3 – Photo Story Prototype 2 (A3 size)
Stage 4 – Final Revised Work (A3 size)

STAGE 3 – PROTOTYPE 2:

2. Photo 1 and 2
2. Photo 1 and 2
2. Photo 3 and 4
2. Photo 3 and 4
2. Photo 5 and 6
2. Photo 5 and 6
2. Photo 7 and 8
2. Photo 7 and 8

And I got my boyfriend to be the model instead, as I’m to pai-sey to call others. So the story line kinda change when the man saw the pretty flowers, he thought that that will please his girlfriend (whom I got my sis to act without telling her what’s that for!), thus he decided to get it and got hurt in the end…

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After some time…

I think I kinda got obsessed with the assignment. Everywhere I go, I see flowers and I start thinking if I should use that for my assignment.

One day, when I took Bus 189 and saw a the terrace on the first bus stop after getting out from Kent Ridge Terminal, I saw the bright yellow flowers and decided that I should use that patch of flowers for better colour contrast.

So I pulled my bf out, after a day of presentations, and get him to re-pose for the story…

But the thing is, the tutorial I used for my pretty photo 1 cannot be found anymore, cuz that was done exactly a month ago! And my history saves only for 3 weeks… Oh shucks…