Studies in Digital Design at Swinburne University of Technology produced these three creative splash screens. Emphasis was placed on the use of original imagery through photography, vector art and so on. With each of these splash screens, I photographed and clipped items from around the house, blending them to create three different artworks using the theme of overconsumption. The first splash screen is based on a “Tower of Macaron” concept and shows an unusual perspective on useless, frippery items being carried away by tractors. There is an element of war and arson contained within the piece, from the toy jet to the matches. To top it off, one creeper escapes the net!
Splash screen #2’s concept was about a “fast fashion ring”, once again with the overconsumption theme. All of the vector spirographs in the background were made by me in Illustrator using Asian fonts, and the hand with painted fingernails is my own hand, photographed with a tripod and camera timer. In this artwork, I wanted to add a sense of harshness, but was able to mitigate it somewhat in the design by clipping twisted scarves to make it more easily acceptable to the eye. Using surrealism as an inspiration, the arm floating midair concentrates focus on the ring itself.
The third, final splash screen depicts overconsumption in the concept of an “ultimate cocktail”. Initially, I had many ideas for including crystals, floating islands and other items in this, but due to limitations on photography of objects within my reach in a hurry, I was to work mostly with flora, curled ribbons and fish at a local pet shop. The ribbon curling was a development from the twisted scarves in splash screen 2, and I had a lot of fun getting items to be half transparent and 100% opacity in layers in Photoshop, with lots of pathing. The glass is two glasses merged to make a new shape. Each splash screen was completed in one week per screen.