THIS HAS BEEN THE MOST EMOTIONALLY DRAINING PROJECT EVER!! This is the first time that i have submitted a project in VCU that i am not satisfied with. Although i have come a long way with the idea and experimented with the materials i expected it to look different. Nonetheless, i am grateful for the experience this has given me.
I wanted to give the photograph a tint that would make it look more eerie, selfie harm is a touchy subject but some people feel euphoria in doing so.
After understanding the material more i learnt how to work with it, my model could not make it so i had no other choice but to do it on myself. I am very unsatisfied with the way it turned out and i am even contemplating changing my whole idea; although i asked people i still think this is offensive to people who self harm. My idea behind this is sometimes, people feel euphoria in doing things like hurting themselves which is very sad.
After many crtiques and a lot of feedback from my professors this is my final poster. I decided to get rid of the planets and use the used paint palette (my object) texture as the planets to get across the idea i was composing. I also changed the type on my poster, it is a Quranic verse that says “we have beautified the skies with ornaments, the planets” which i think speaks my message beautifully. A point that was mentioned in my critique was that there was a black box around the images when i printed it, i taught how to use a clipping path from my professor and no longer have that problem. I think my poster is energetic and an interesting metaphor. The spacing and contrast is aesthetically pleasing and because i used my own scan, the quality is much better. Overall, i am satisfied with the work i have accomplished and learnt a lot through the process.
In todays class, we played ‘hatorade’ where everyone in the class critiqued everyone else’s work. We were asked to make a list of the comments people made, below are what i gathered from todays class;
Clipping path ( it printed out with the black borders around some of the images.
- Fix pixilation.
- Add stars- more of a background.
- Place planets further out.
- Make that star clearer.
- Too tight- composition wise, layer things more.
For the final draft i decided on using the font ‘Bembo’ in semi bold/ italic.
I traced it from the computer screen, cut the letters out and used face glue to stick it on my models forehead.
I bought ‘fake skin’ and fake blood to give the effect that she cared out the word herself- below is a process video of how i got the final effect.