Month: September 2021

Paper Thesis

In Ken Liu’s short story “Paper Menagerie”, Jack’s understanding of his identity changes from embracing his Chinese culture, to abandoning his traditions to adopt western ideals. The author demonstrates this change through the use of symbolism, characterization, and conflict.


On the Sidewalk Bleeding Thesis

On the Sidewalk Bleeding by Evan Hunter

The main character in Evan Hunter’s short story entitled “On the Sidewalk Bleeding” Initially believes that being a royal is a privilege, but later understands it’s an indignant curse. His changing understanding is revealed through the use of symbolism, setting, and internal thought.

Evidence 1.

“That’s for you royal” the voice had said. “That’s for you, Royal!” Even in his pain, there had been some sort of pride in knowing he was a Royal. Now there was no pride at all. With the rain beginning to chill him, with the blood pouring steadily between his fingers, he knew only a sort of dizziness. He could only think: I want to be Andy. ”

Evidence 2

“He watched the world passing at him at the other end of the alley. The world didn’t know he was Andy. The world didn’t know he was alive. He wanted to say, “Hey, I’m alive!” Hey, look at me! I’m alive! Don’t you know I’m alive? Don’t you know I exist?”

Evidence 3

“The alley looked very long now. He could see people passing at the other end of it, and he wondered who those people were, and he wonered if he would ever get to know them, wondered who it was of the Guardians who had stabbed him, who had plunged the knife into his body.”

Persona Poster

White Outline

PDF Version of Persona Poster

Ryan Quon

Design, to me, is the production or enhancement of a product that improves aspects of daily life.  My goals in design are to improve my skills in building and designing objects/products, and familiarizing myself with new tools. I have interests in architectural, interior, and product design.  My skills in design include using Fusion 360 and Adobe Illustrator.

I used a style that I wanted to resemble Elena Rossato’s style, which displays vibrant, and occasionally, psychedelic colours. Her work generally uses two primary colours: Blue and red, which I wanted to replicate.

The design started with a white outline, that traced all differences in light and visible bones. They also placed borders on the face, which I would use to plan out the process. On the first day, I completed the outline and tested some brushes.  I experimented with colour palettes and different pens and brushes and came to the conclusion of using green, blue, and yellow as this poster’s primary skin and background colours. The hair would remain black. The second day, I completed the eye, cheek, and part of the upper lip. On the final day, I finished the nose, ears, chin and mouth. I used the pen “Studio Pen” for the whole process because I thought its sleek and flowing-like lines were what was best for the person poster.

I think this style reflects me because I love oil paintings. I also find music, stories, and art with deeper meanings another thing that I enjoy, something with open interpretation, and I think this style of art  Initially, I wanted to use skin colours for my persona poster, although I thought that would remove the aesthetic I wanted to achieve. As a result, I chose blue, which according to plan, would later be complemented with yellow and green.

I think the success of my persona poster was substandard. I didn’t complete the persona poster on time, and half of the face wasn’t finalized. If I were to redo the project, I would spend less time planning and more time working. I probably should’ve chose a less detail-demanding style to draw with. I left most of the face incomplete, and some areas that needed minor adjusting. (The nose for example) If I used a larger pen size and less variety in colour, the process would have been much faster. However, if it were concluded, the poster would certainly represent me as an individual.


3rd Day

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