For the selfiemotion project, I chose fear as my emotion
In my first version, my goal was the make an image that inspires fear rather than evokes it. By taking elements that make something scary like dark shadows I tried to make something that indicated fear. It didn’t work too well and I needed a better variety of shades.
In my second sketch I tried to evoke the idea of fear more. Rather than caring about my image, I got more abstract with this idea.
In my third image I continued the idea of abstraction but with a different angle.
In my final project I put elements I liked from each of these together create a collage that I’m rather proud of.
This my final work .The mood of my final work is fear.The mood of my final work is fear and scared.The focal point of my work is the eyes.I repeated the part of my mouth three times, which meant that I was so scared and I was screaming.I also repainted the eye part, which meant that I saw something terrible so my eyes coming out .The last thing I did is draw some curves around my head,which meant that I am shaking.
The mood of my fist work is fear and scared.The focal point of my work is on the mouth.I repeated the part of my mouth three times, which meant that I was so scared and I was screaming.I also magnified the eyebrows and the eye parts, which meant that I saw something terrible.The last thing I did is cut the head into pieces,which meant that I lost my mind.
The mood of my second work is fear and scared.The focal point of my work is on the eyes.I magnified the the eyes , which meant that I saw something terrible.The last thing I did is cut the head in half,which meant that I lost my mind.
The mood of my third work is fear and scared.The focal point of my work is on the mouth.I cut the head to three part and repeated my eyes and mouth, which meant that I was so scared
Throughout doing this project I struggled on which mood I wanted to accomplish. At first I chose happiness but it didn’t seem to ‘excite’ me . So that’s when I went with to complete opposite, anger. When I am angry, the same way my composition looks is how feel inside. Its like everything is exploding around me but then I have that sense of softness and I incorporate that in between my eyes and nose. If I could change something about this project is to have more sketches, go through more trails and errors. What I learned is how value can affect your compositions , I’d also have more darks shades on me final.
This is one of the sketches I did, the movement is mainly coming from the zigzags that go across my face. While doing this project I had originally taped on a different set of eyes, one that was crossed eyed. But in doing that it took away a number of things, the emotion I was trying to get across and the focus point and unfortunately I forgot to take a picture of it. I emotion I chose in this third project was anger. What mainly shows the mood in my composition is the mouth gives out a someone that is yelling.
This was another of the sketches I did to express anger. With using the eyebrows in the composition to sort of show anger was a fail because instead it gave out a confused vibe. So that is one of the reason I decided against it. Throughout this composition I noticed that the value was doing poorly because it was super light in most spots.
For my selfiemotion project, I’ve chosen the emotion of sadness. As you can see, there are three layers of my selfie, cut out in the same shape, while the face part is detached. I did this because personally, when I’m sad, I feel like I’m in pieces, that I am not myself, incomplete. Tears were also added as an obvious sign of sadness. The wavy shapes coming out of my temple symbolizes thoughts. When I think of sadness, I feel like we contemplate things too much that our mind is overcrowded and overwhelmed. You could easily tell when one is sad just by looking through their eyes, hence making that as my focal point. I had trouble really showing this through my sketches, so I’ve decided to go with a textured drawing to make it stand out, also making the front layer of my selfie light, contrasting with the eye drawing.
While I am not completely satisfied by my final work, there are some things I would like to change, maybe adding more middle grays in there and I still feel something is missing, I think I’ve somewhat achieved what I was going for.
This is my very first sketch for my selfiemotion project. I was laying down the ideas that I would like to incorporate for my final work. I decided on having the the eyes as my focal point, but it’s not so clear yet for this sketch. The direction is not so yet, so that was another thing I had to work on.
More experiments on how I could deliver the idea of sadness for the final work. The cloud was an attempt as a symbol for an overcrowded head, like heads in the clouds, when I feel sad.
I’ve also want to include some drawings into the collage, not just cut outs of photographs to give it more character and different texture to it.