An A0 illustration with information documenting my learning process with entropy, the term for chaos in physics. Entropy explains why time goes forward and never backwards and why all things go towards decay.
A four paged comic picturing an awkward relationship scenario, inspired by an actual story told by a friend (poor girl.) Sorry for the small text size, this was meant for printing on an A3 page, so a bit of zooming is recommended. When I did this story, I was at the end of a relationship and there were plenty of awkward moments - which inspired me to make a comic series about the related topic. The project is on hold for now, because I’d need to gather enough stories to make a whole zine about it, but that is something to look forward to.
My entry for the folio society Brave New World illustration contest. From reading the text, I had this impression of London being visually a very circular-centric location, the reason might be that there are no hardship or struggle in the lives of those who inhabit there so everything seems really “rounded” and without rough edges; to contrast this, Malpais gave me an impression of it being the extreme opposite where everything follows the old rigid beliefs and system. The 3 quotes I have chosen to illustrate are:
1)“Their wanderings through the crimson twilight had brought them to the neighbourhood of metre 110 on Rack 9.”
2)“Block above block, each storey smaller than the one below, the tall houses rose like stepped and amputated pyramids into the blue sky.”
3)“Opening her eyes, she had seen his face – no, not his face, a ferocious stranger’s, pale, distorted, twitching with some insane, inexplicable fury.”
The initial idea came to me when I visited the spirit room in the oxford natural history museum. In particular, I was interested in the form of the victorian glass jars on display and their history. I was told that these jars were specially manufactured to accommodate a specific type of exhibit. While being fascinated by the form of these jars, I was drawn to the snake exhibits and how they twirl and intertwine. I designed the print bearing this experience in mind: I attempted to give historical context to the glass jar by using kitsch floral patterns and by emphasizing the pattern surface of the scales by giving it a graphic touch.
I’ve decided to collage patterns to recreate the inner conflict between the child described in the case study. The illustration attempts to express the child’s inner conflict between the wish to pursue knowledge and his unwillingness or frustration towards education. The penknife and the pen are the two opposing symbols that I have used in attempt to express this. A red thread is sewn into the paper linking the two showing that they are inseperable. I’ve tried to use angular shapes to express the uncomfortableness experienced by the child in the event described in the article.
A digital illustration made with pure love for women oxford shoes. One day i’ll make this a risograph print. The work was made for a zine named Sassy started by Camilla Frankl-slater and Hannah Presdee. See [Here]
This piece of illustration is made based on my observation around the Tower Hamlets borough of London, mainly to comment on the inequality in wealth and the differences between the lives of those living within Canary Wharf and those who live around the surroundings (Areas such as Mile End or Limehouse.) The illustration was inspired by an observational drawing I’ve done in Canary wharf when I saw a business man getting his shoe shined. The seat he was sitting in was taller than the shoe shiner, while he works literally at his feet. It was a really good way to represent the status symbol between the wealthy and the less wealthy and hence i’ve decided to use the imagery into the illustration. The second image shows the original linoleum print I’ve originally done with the halo. I’ve decided to take it off in the end because I feel like the way the illustration angles upwards with the business man towering over the ordinary, factory-like houses is enough to show his status and the Halo is redundant.
Fiction: In A Bamboo Grove by Akutagawa (2012 October)
The series of illustration is made based on the famous Japanese writer’s short story In a bamboo grove. The story surrounds a murder that has happened, but the writer only reveals the testimony of the characters instead of writing about the truth. The interesting thing is that each character in the story all deliberately attempt to create this ideal image of themselves through their testimony in order to put themselves in a more favourable light. In my illustrations, I have tried to establish the differences between subjective truth and objective truth. The first and the last image only depicted things that are solidly true, such as how the characters wind up in the grove, or the objects that are left behind; these things don’t change in all versions of the story. Whereas the 3 images in the middle are portraits of what the characters wish themselves to appear to the audience/judge; i’ve given them each a traditional Japanese Noh mask in representation of the facade they are trying to put on, the clearer version of the mask can be seen in the 3rd image.
(The Sunken fish, Fallen Goose, Eclipse and the Venus Fly Trap)
These four illustrations are done for an exhibition called Mutants hosted by Chloe Greenfield. They are inspired by the legends of the four ancient beauties of China and the stories of how their beauty managed to sink fish when one looks into the pond, make goose fall from the sky, the moon hide behind the clouds and flowers close up as they can’t match up to the lady’s beauty. Since the exhibition is mutant themed, I wanted to create something that is grotesque but at the same time has a degree of beauty in it to show that repulsion and attraction is just separated by a fine line.