We are now 3/4 of the way through the journey that is the Ambiguity Project. Thanks so much for getting involved, it’s been great to have so many people interested in helping out and I really hope you’ve been enjoying the results.
Another question asked, another layer formed, the collages and (as a result) the characters are really taking shape now, so here’s what we have so far:
I asked you, WHAT IS YOUR GREATEST PRIORITY?
So, for our final concluding layer, I would like to put it to you people to answer ONE of the following two questions:
Okay so the project is underway and the collages are beginning to evolve. For those a wee bit lost, a full description is here.
So far, here’s how we’re looking:
Most of the answers worked pretty well together as a lot of them were about time and the passing of it. What was fun, was making these similar answers fit with the positive, negative character types as defined previously.
A thousand thank you’s to all of you getting into the spirit and lending your answers.
So, the next question that will form the next stage:
WHAT IS YOUR GREATEST PRIORITY?
I look forward to getting your answers, either on here, twitter or direct to me at firstname.lastname@example.org
I asked a control group of people (mainly third year university students at the University of Bath Spa…go figure…) three simple yet remarkably ambiguous questions for them to answer as they wished.
1. WHAT DO YOU GET UP FOR IN THE MORNING?
2. WHAT ARE YOUR LIMITATIONS?
3. WHAT IS YOUR GOAL
I received a lot, a lot of varied answers. These results have now formed the first stage of a set of four collaged images to represent a set of character sheets.
So Far our cast consists of W,X,Y and Z: An extrovert positive character, and introvert positive character, and introvert negative character and an extrovert negative character; each one captured in an abstract collage.
They look like this:
Every day or so I’ll be asking a new, ambiguous question. Each answer I receive will be randomly attributed to each character and represented on their collage, forming further details and fleshing out the set until they become formed characters in the form of abstract collages.
The idea is, my control over the growth of these characters and development of the images is diminished and YOUR (yes, that’s right, YOU) will directly influence the artwork. Each stage will be posted right here so you can keep an eye on your handywork.
So, the Next question is:
WHAT ONE THING WOULD YOU CHANGE?
Submit answers either in the comments box, or email me at email@example.com.
You can also tell me via twitter, all answers are welcome.
It’s that time of year again when the comic competitions start building as we all start getting excited for the convention season! And with my table for Comiket well and truly booked, I’m certainly no exception. In the name of getting in the graphic mood, I’ve just finished and submitted this years entry for the Jonathan Cape/Observer graphic short story prize. This year’s tale in four pages wanders a little further into romantic territory than I’d usually care to, but I was inevitably going to have to accept the existence my estrogen levels at some point so here we are.
And before anyone asks, yes. Of course I had to stay up all night to finish it. When have I ever, EVER not had to push a project right up to the wire?
I mean, this whole illustration business just wouldn’t be fun if it didn’t result in regular stints of self abusingly painful sleep deprivation now would it?