01/04/19-14/05/19 (Week 1-Week 7)
Angelina Lee An Qi (0334272)
Illustration & Visual Narrative
Lecture 1 (02/04/19): Subject Outline & Expectations
Week 1: We were briefed on what we were going to do this semester. We also did the Vormator Challenge, where we had to build a character using a set number of shapes.
Lecture 2 (09/04/19): Marker Rendering
Week 2: We worked with grey markers and learned about light sources from different angles and how it affected an object’s shadows.
Lecture 3 (16/04/19): Tracing & Shading
Week 3: We worked on tracing and shading with a pear and a skull. We were also notified that we would be having an out-of-class trip to FabSpace on the 30th April.
Lecture 4 (23/04/19): Facial Expressions
Week 4: We did exercises on facial expressions and practiced it on our own characters. This week’s class was cut short because our lecturer needed to oversee an examination.
Lecture 5 (30/04/19): Fabspace Class Trip
Week 5: My class went as a group to FabSpace in Lot 10 Bukit Bintang. I learnt how to prepare my Vormator character for laser-cut printing on wood and acrylic, as well as UV printing on wood. We were instructed to print out at least one character from our exercises for submission.
Lecture 6 (07/05/19):
Week 6: We learnt how to make our own brushes using the ‘create brush preset’. We were then instructed to paint 6 pears with different brushes.
Lecture 7 (14/05/19): Cross Hatching, Comic Structure & Characteristics, Structure of A Story
Week 7: Western animations/movies are more fast-paced than Eastern animations/movies.
What is the 3 Act Structure?
Basically the beginning, middle and end of a story.
What is the 5 Act Structure?
5 Act Structure is the prologue/introduction, conflict, rising action, climax, falling action, denouement/resolution. Most movies have this. Ultimately, you want to tell your audience as efficient as possible.
We did the Vormator Challenge, where we used just these shapes provided to make a character.
This was my original submission. However at the time I didn’t know that we can use up to three colours. So I went ahead and made another submission.
This is my second submission:
We were given examples for marker rendering and light sources:
We started with cubes and the basics of fundamental drawing.
We then proceeded to label the shadows 1, 2,and 3 and render according to the three grey markers we had to bring.
As I had quite some time between classes, I did an extra page and drew some more.
Later in the week, our lecturer posted an exercise where we have to figure out where the shadows go in these figures.
I redrew the example and did this:
We used the following pictures to trace and shade:
The objects beside the pictures were what I did. I made the pear on the left a watermelon inside and the pear on the right
For this week we practiced our facial expressions and used various examples from Pinterest:
I then did additional practice:
I based my character off of these:
Some of the expressions I derived inspiration from here:
For this week we traveled to FabSpace Bukit Bintang to learn how to print our characters. These were the pictures I took.
On the way to our destination:
Week 1: It was my first time working on a character using limited shapes. I thoroughly enjoyed it.
Week 2: It was nice to go back to the fundamentals of drawing.
Week 3: I enjoyed using the pen tool on Adobe Illustrator to make these objects.
Week 4: I have always loved developing my own characters and it helps me understand my character’s facial tendencies a bit more.
Week 5: It’s nice to know where to print multiple things in one place.
Week 6: At first I had some trouble trying to blend with the different brushes, but I managed to get used to it in the end. I enjoyed playing around with different colors for the pear as well.
Week 7: I enjoyed practicing with lines. I especially found stippling interesting. Although it is slightly more tedious than cross-hatching, it creates a unique effect.
Week 1: I should probably bring my own mouse.
Week 2: My second and third markers were too similar in colour.
Week 3: We can’t connect earplugs to the computers.
Week 4: My grey markers are starting to run out of ink.
Week 5: It takes longer than expected to travel to Bukit Bintang.
Week 6: I was not really able to blend in the pears very well.
Week 7: Some of the shadows were cut short because I didn’t give enough space in between the outlines I drew beforehand.
Week 1: Some of the Mac desktops weren’t able to connect to my account.
Week 2: I found out there were a few first-timers of drawing in the class.
Week 3: It was actually easier than expected, even though I still lack practice.
Week 4: I need a few more grey markers.
Week 5: The Japanese food in Lot 10 is heavenly.
Week 6: Later on, I painted the pears with more contrast. Since I got used to it, I was also able to blend easily now.
Week 7: It is fine, it isn’t really a big issue.