(SM1702) CMS1 Integrated Studio Project (ISP) Christina Lee Tsz Yan 54409610

Theme: “How to do things with (cross-media) art”

Interpretation of the topic:

Any fair-minded person will agree that art is the exploration of aesthetics, however, from my perspective, it is more about the inner expression of oneself towards the community. With the advanced technology, devoted lovers of art are able to use different approach and media to reveal their thoughts and feelings, bringing out the best in their frames of mind. In contemporary society, art can be a highly influential medium that raises public awareness towards social issues or public affairs. Diverse voices and opinions of certain issues are implied in some of the art pieces for viewers to reflect on, moulding people’s perception of the world and developing a better sense of community.



Do things(to convey environmental protection messages-advertising/ promoting strategies) with cross-media art (painting+ photographic images+ text)

Environmental conservation becomes an increasingly pressing issue around the globe and everyone should take their individual responsibility in protecting the planet for future generations, slowing down the rate of global warming. Climate change has been a long-standing problem discussed in Kyoto Protocol in 1992 in which environmentalists express grave concern over the seriousness of the emissions of greenhouse gases.


My artwork will basically offer viewers an insight into the precious nature and raise their awareness by conveying environmental protection messages. I would like to combine painting, photographic images and text to create a cross-media artwork which can grab viewers’ attention towards environmental problems and reflect on their daily habits, gaining insights into human impacts on the environment. If time is allowed, I will also produce a video which shows the beauty of nature.


Mind map concerning about environmental problems


A brief draft of how to combine photographic images and sketching



1. City Cookie (1999-2003)  Leung Chi Wo,  Sara Chi Hang Wong


By taking photographic images, the project “City Cookie” captures the shape of city skylines and transforms them into crispy, crunchy and tasty cookies that serves the visitors, providing them an unprecedented visual experience to learn more about the city’s characteristics.


Explore the city space in Hong Kong


  • Photography skills and techniques
  • Deteriorating air quality brought by the wall effect of high-rise buildings


2. The Sketch of a Life

Sébastien Del Grosso


“The Sketch of a Life” is a self-portrait series that combines sketching and photography to illustrate the significant events of the artist’s life, bringing the images into reality and making them more vivid.


Depicting human emotions


  • Sketching skills
  • Skills of editing photos using Photoshop
  • Combination of photography and illustration


Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ykwFcm0AgmU


3. Creating a picture in a picture


Due to the rapid development in technology, it provides various forms of multimedia entertainment and offers added value experiences for mobile phone/ computer users, they can download state-of-the-art applications, such as PicsArt, to edit photos step by step and create a picture in a picture.


  • Skills of creating a picture in a picture

Adopting the idea above, I would like to create a sketching in a picture.


4. Text Art and Typography

Craig Ward


  • Techniques of creating images by text
  • Provide clear information and is easily digested by the readers than using lengthy paragraphs
  • The style of text art and typography makes it more interesting for the readers keeping on reading

Use text art and typography to spread the message of environmental protection.


5. Tutorial onlines 

I looked up some of tutorials online and I found them useful, therefore, I will search for more videos in order to perfect my skills of sketching.


Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dzf1ApG8n18


Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ID5H9VVyz4U


Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cHGQhOlDJJI


Equipment request:

Canon EOS 5D Mark II Digital SLR

Camera with Canon Shoulder Strap, Canon Body Cap x 1.

Package Included: 1) Sandisk 32GB Extreme Compact Flash Card (No.1).

2) Canon Charger (LC-E6E) for Canon 5D Series DSLR Camera.

3) Carryng Bag for Canon 5D MK II.



15 Current Environmental Problems That Our World is Facing


What is the Kyoto protocol and has it made any difference?


City Cookie


Take a bite of the crispy sky in the City Cookie exhibition


Sébastien Del Grosso: The Sketch Of A Life


Sebastien del Grosso Combines Drawing With Photography In A Uniquely Surreal Way: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ykwFcm0AgmU

How to Create a Picture in a Picture #editstepbystep


Text Art and Typography – Inspirational Showcase of Digital Art


5 Typography Artists Worth Following


How to draw a rising smoke cloud or explosion cloud


How To Draw A Tree: Narrated step by step


How to Draw Water with Calm Waves














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