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Total number of posts: 65/65
Total number of prompts: 10/10


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Prompt: Make a logo for yourself while following the laws of gestalt

For this logo, I decided to play with my usual tagline: panda by day, owl by night. As seen above, you can see the shape of an owl’s body. This is then complemented by the panda eyes and the nose that may either be considered as the panda’s nose or the owl’s beak. I chose this shade of blue because it’s this week’s favourite colour (and it matches my blog’s colour scheme). The ct is representative of my initials. The combination of the two letters, however, also forms the lowercase letter A, which is the first letter in my first name. 

The laws of gestalt present here are the law of closure (owl’s body), the law of symmetry (eyes and nose), the law of past experience (knowing it’s an owl’s body and it’s a panda’s features; initials of my name), and the property of reification (negative space in the creature’s face). 

The logos above are in colour, greyscale, and black and white. 


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Prompt: Create a poster that explores the mixing of media genres

For this prompt, I decided to mix documentary and drama. The poster above aims to feature the life of the iconic Marilyn Monroe through the portrayal of two 21st century female celebrities (Megan Hilty and Katharine McPhee). Ideally, as the two actresses reenact the striking events in Ms. Monroe’s life, documentary clips of the real Marilyn will be inserted in between scenes. 
Concept idea was loosely based from the NBC television show, Smash.

Prompt: Create a poster that explores the mixing of media genres

For this prompt, I decided to mix documentary and drama. The poster above aims to feature the life of the iconic Marilyn Monroe through the portrayal of two 21st century female celebrities (Megan Hilty and Katharine McPhee). Ideally, as the two actresses reenact the striking events in Ms. Monroe’s life, documentary clips of the real Marilyn will be inserted in between scenes. 

Concept idea was loosely based from the NBC television show, Smash.


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Stanley Lau

These are great! I may be a little biased because Game Of Thrones is my cup of tea and the Mother of Dragons is my life’s khaleesi, but I can’t deny the fact that the brush work here is magnificent.

I love how the artist got Daenerys’ face proportions perfectly and how he was able to creatively illustrate the three dragons on Dany’s head in place of her hair. Although the colour range is not that wide, the concept and the details are flawless!

It’s also very impressive how the artist was able to cleanly illustrate Bran in all his three-eyed raven glory. The details of his hair and his eyes are excellent, and the brush work on the black feathers is beyond me. Promising talent, indeed. 


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Hazel and Augustus by viria

I have always been a fan of Viria’s illustration style, despite it being too anime for my life, so I kind of freaked out when I saw this illustration made by her. It features the two fictional characters Hazel Grace Lancaster and Augustus Waters from John Green’s best-selling novel, The Fault In Our Stars.
What I like about Viria’s style is that it’s consistent in all her works (refer to her blog’s “my art” tag). I also like the fact that she illustrates from scratch. She rarely uses reference images, so her ability to get proportions and compositions right is something I admire. Moreover, her colour blending technique is remarkable. 

Hazel and Augustus by viria

I have always been a fan of Viria’s illustration style, despite it being too anime for my life, so I kind of freaked out when I saw this illustration made by her. It features the two fictional characters Hazel Grace Lancaster and Augustus Waters from John Green’s best-selling novel, The Fault In Our Stars.

What I like about Viria’s style is that it’s consistent in all her works (refer to her blog’s “my art” tag). I also like the fact that she illustrates from scratch. She rarely uses reference images, so her ability to get proportions and compositions right is something I admire. Moreover, her colour blending technique is remarkable.