The soundtrack of our lives: Experimenting

For this project, the task was to create a poster series, minimum of 3 posters (A2 size), pick three tracks and illustrates and represent the essence of how music that we listen to makes us feel. I was thrilled to do this project because it was something that I have not done before and I was really looking forward to explore my own creativity within this project.

Music is powerful. It can make us feel like we’re on top of the world, but at the same time it could also make us feel like the world is falling apart. To me, music makes me happy, emotional and expressive. I am the type of person who will listen to everything, and I mean EVERYTHING. I will listen to any genres of music with no judgement but just curiosity. I remembered when I was 12 years old, my friend dragged me to a hardcore rock concert and I lied to my parents that I was going to a classical type of concert. Needless to say, it wasn’t glorious and triumphant as I thought it would be. the concert was mental because not only I was too young to probably experienced a mosh pit, I was bloody scared and thought I was going to die. I went from a Taylor Swift fan girl to Linkin Park, My chemical romance, Nickelback, Fall out boy real quick. But despite my fears, it was an experience that will never forget. So yes, music is also like a time travel, our mind just filled with memories when we hear a certain songs.

Because I literally listen to everything, so in the beginning of starting out brainstorming my ideas, I found myself struggling because I don’t know what songs to choose. I looked through all the songs on my spottily list, and I just randomly picked out songs and started to draw how the sounds makes me feel. I did a little experiments of how the sounds that we hear creates patterns and I chosen three songs that are completely in different genres and experiments with listening to the sound and creating patterns through how relax, hard, soft, up beat the tones is of each songs and the results is really interesting.

 

I know, I know, this look like a three years old kid did these but unfortunately I did them (with a blind fold). This is because I wanted to just draw what comes up on my and just illustrates that informations on the papers. I didn’t want to focus too much on how the poster is going to look because at this point I was only just experimenting. I continued to listened to more songs but approach the designs more differently from my initial experiments. Here, I have illustrated an image that is somewhat, story telling.

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The 100 Briefs, in 1 Day

Yup, when I saw the title of this brief I was shocked, scared, nervous, yet exciting because it’s going to be a taught challenge and a good experience too.

After a long christmas holiday break, I think we’re all just itching to draw and grab some colour pencils and do what we do best and for me that would be drawing. We’ve been given a task to create 100 drawings in our sketchbook within a certain time frame and by the end of the day we had to complete it. However, despite the unnerving part of having to completing 100 drawings in one day, I was really looking forward to having ago at it. When we were given the instructions of what to draw,  it was interesting to how straightway my brain just visually snapped the answer to what I had to illustrate to the paper. As Sara continued to read out the tasks, we all kind of managed to grasp on what we had to do, as for me I enjoy illustration very much and doing a task like this is a great way of exercising our brain and expand our imaginations. Personally, I would say 100 drawings is pretty excessive for 1 day as I did got really tired later in the day however, I do get what the whole meaning of this task was which is once we graduate from uni and off to work in the industry we would have to draw more than just 100 things in one day,  so doing this task is something that I have to get use and continue to practice. Of course I do believe that practise makes it perfect but for now I’m just going to take baby steps, slow and steady so maybe 10 drawings in one day not 100 but I do would like to challenge that again.