Week 4: Basic Scene

We were asked to block out a basic scene in Maya after learning about the camera, basic polygon primitives we can use and manipulate and layouts and perspective.

It started out with a cube polygon primitive and from that point I decided to make a train platform of some sort but a smaller one. I added some benches and a bin to make it more like a platform and not just a shed. I just made a slope because I dont really know how to make stairs yet.



Feedback for Visual Literacy and Dynamic Communications

Visual Literacy-spend more time experimenting with the finals

some ideas were almost copies of things used as inspirations

-play around with it on the sketchbook and make it my own

-had good ideas pulling the final images together

-start owning and have the confidence to do so in terms of using the inspirations and creating something interesting 
Dynamic Communication

-have more faith in own designs

-colour palette was similar to Neverending Nightmares

-try and push myself more to create something different 

-good illustrations of the kickstarter 

-branding strategy similar to Neverending Nightmares

-take note of sizing as the images were quite large

-legibility; black on grey is hard to see on print

-good ideas but think of practical applications

Code: Final Image #4

For my fourth and final image, I chose the word ‘code’. I looked into it a bit more and found different types of codes such as a QR code, bar code, etc.

I then had the idea of putting a bar code on a person which refers to human trafficking and how people are sold like they are mere objects. I thought of the kind of setting they would be in and thought of how they portrayed it in movies.



I imagined it as dilapidated rooms and somewhat dirty like it was also used for drug dealings.

This scene from the movie ‘Taken’ was also an ideal background for my image.


I also looked at how a person would look looking off to the side but with a bar code below the nape of their neck.


I ended up with this image at the end and cropped the first background image so that it would suit to my liking. I also added a wash of yellow/white tint over her head to simulate the look of a lightbulb over her shining down.



Movement: Final Image #2

For my second final image, I chose the word ‘movement’ but instead of doing something that depicts movement or describes it, I have decided to create an image for a lack of movement which I think is a different way of thinking when it comes to the word.

I was inspired by the upcoming holiday which was Halloween and my mind just started thinking of different ways I could incorporate that into the word as one of my ideas and finally as one of my finals. I thought of the movie ‘Clockwork Orange’ which had a scene where the eye was restricted of movement like it was being prepared for an examination or experiment.Eye8

For me, it gives a sense of frightfulness and makes people feel horrified by the fact that their eyes are about to be sliced open for examination.

I then started thinking of a unique way to create the picture and decided that I wanted some element of something mythical, a legend or supernatural. I liked the idea of  amber/yellow eyes which is usually seen on lycanthrope or a werewolf other than in the twilight series where the vampires had the amber eyes. I started researching more werewolf pics for ideas and came up with these pictures.

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The last two images are from the TV series called ‘Teen Wolf’ which is mostly about werewolves.


At the end I ended up with this image which is a werewolf being examined by a sadistic group of scientist and are hungry for knowledge about their species. The individual is still in their human form except for the eyes which can be clearly seen as otherworldly. Its a color that’s not seen on any human and the bloodshot eye I think adds to the whole distress of the one being examined.

Updated Final Image Below:Eyevl


For the word ‘code’, I thought of how there are different types of codes such as a barcode, QR code etc. There’s also Binary code and Morse code which are languages used by individuals doing coding or programming.

  I came up with the idea of putting a barcode on a girl to show that she is seen as an item to be bought and not as a human being.

The image above contains binary code in a matrix style composition.

I see this as an individual who is a hacker, trying to hack something using coding and various commands on the computer.

The girl above relates to my second idea because in a way it also depicts human trafficking by having a bar code on her forehead and a rope wrapped around her neck which signifies that she is trap and cannot escape.


This portrait of Leonardo DaVinci is made up of morse code.

Propaganda: Final Image #3

For my third final image I decided to do an image of V from ‘V for Vendetta. I looked at images from the movie and took somethings from that to begin with for my images.

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I got the idea of having the word ‘revolution’ from the image above and I replaced the ‘v’ with the trademark sign used by V to let the British tyranny know that he’s been at a particular place.


I also looked towards this image for reference and to be able to recreate the mask more accurately. I also got the idea of the almost all black background here but I decided to put some light source to the right side to make it seem like he’s holding a torch from the side or someone shone a light on that side and caught him sneaking around planning things that would cause chaos for the government.


The mask, nowadays, is associated with anonymity and are used more by people protesting against controversial stuff and they don’t want to be recognized. Internet hacking societies also use this mask as their trademark because ,I think, of the movie.



I created this on Adobe Photoshop CC using the basic tools and did the typography on my own.

After getting some feedback I  have decided create a different approach towards the final image and used the anonymous groups logo as an inspiration, I also used the recent events as inspiration.

Updated Final Image below:



Propaganda is seen as the art of persuasion. It is used to convinced others that your side of the story is correct.

The raised fist has been used in propaganda for so long to represent solidarity and support. It has been used by people who are fighting for their freedom and rights.

V from ‘V for Vendetta’ was a character who fought for the freedom of the people against the British Tyranny. Although he had good intentions, he did it in a more violent way which isn’t really the right way of doing it. However, I felt like he did what he had to do to save the people from the government as everything was controlled to the extreme.

Americans felt like their privacy was invaded when they heard that the NSA loos through their private emails and information. They were outraged and it caused a huge mistrust to the government.


This propaganda poster shows that the citizens of America weren’t allowed to talk about matters that the government thought was controversial. They don’t want them to think that they don’t have the freedom or right to talk about whatever they want because the government wants them to shut up and know their social status.

This is one of the more popular propaganda posters from America which is a poster with a man pointing at whoever is reading the poster and trying to persuade them to join the army for the good of their country by risking their life.

Women back then were seen as just someone who will stay at home to take care of the kids, cook and clean the house and wait for their husbands. However, during the war, since the men were off to serve their country, there was a shortage of men to do other jobs, so the women stepped up and did jobs that were considered hard labour. This poster shows that women can also do what guys can and it motivated other women to contribute as well.

This poster was created by the US office for the war to imply that by doing less work and taking a break helped the Axis powers which were composed of Germany, Italy and Japan. The poster is also quite racist by depicting the japanese in such a way that it is offensive.




I decided to draw a ball jointed ballerina figure before she performs a pirouette and the 4 curved shapes indicates the movement thats about to happen.

In the spirit of All Hallows Eve ( Halloween), I came up with this concept for the word movement where the eye is stopped from making a move such as blinking because of the hooks hooked in. The bloodshot veins emphasis the struggle of the individual during the process.

I also included this ventriloquist dummy because I think that it fits the requested word very well as it needs assistance from the ventriloquist to be able to move or speak. Its also seen as a creepy object by some people which adds to the halloween thing 😛

The woman above used her whole body to create a piece of art which involved her swinging her whole arm in a fluid motion to get smooth curves.

The image above is a picture of an optical illusion. In reality, the picture isn’t actually moving but our eyes perceives that it is because our brain translated it that way.

Pictures of the dancer was taken continuously whilst she performed, giving the sense of movement in a layered still image.

A low exposure on the camera was used to achieve the blurred effect when the bride was spinning around, showing signs of movement.

Culture: Final Image #1

For one of my final images, I decided to do the geisha from my culture topic. I have done some research and looked at the background and colors.treebitch

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I looked at this images to use as a background but at the same time alter it to make it my own. I chose the first image because it was different from the usual images and painted on top of the image using Adobe Photoshop CC and then blended the colors all together so it didn’t look disconnected. Then, I blurred the edges to give it an out of focus effect. I also changed the color of some of the roots protruding on the ground to make it look like rocks.

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I also looked at geishas as I really liked the idea of doing one for one of my final images. I have seen documentaries about their lives and what they do; entertaining mainly male customers, play traditional instruments while another dances for entertainment, being an all-around hostess. They are trained by an ‘oka-san’ which is the owner of an ‘okiya’ which is basically a boarding house for maikos and geishas in training, where they will be staying at and the owner also pays for their training. They usually start at an early age around 13-15 as they begin their training as a ‘shikomi-san’ or a girl in training which lasts for a few years. Once they complete their training they would start preparing for their debut as junior maiko or a geisha apprentice where they observe other geishas during tea parties and ceremonies while wearing a similar attire and makeup. After 3 to 10 years they graduate into a full fledged geisha where they turn their collars and wear less flamboyant kimonos.

I also looked at the movie ‘Memoirs of a Geisha’ because of the unique colored eye that the protagonist has which I have incorporated into my image.


This was original idea where the final image is based off of and I decided to go with a different colored kimono to fit the background more and I also changed the color of her eyes to ice blue which I think is more piercing.


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