My thesis project depicts an ideal world consisting of my own created creatures, with partially quoting the Japanese folk tales about Yokai(a class of supernatural monsters and spirits in Japanese folklore), I morph and recreate those monsters by utilizing elements from nature as well as conferring them with new appearances and stories.
During the process of manipulating and deliberating details of each creature, I applied the strategy learnt from graphic design. Repetitive patterns and geometric shape-based have been drawn in order to define the identities, interests, habitats, and textures of my creatures. Those visual elements lead viewers to think about the information of the monsters, and would also be helpful to let viewers be able to get familiar with the Yokai World.
Moreover, based on each species from the world, there will be unique sounds manufactured by a sound editing programme playing within my theater. They are not only functioning as the voice of my creatures, but also working as a supportive hearing method to deliver the atmosphere of each drawing so that viewers could be more concentrated on viewing my Yokai world and the living creatures within it .
As more creatures will be made in the future, I also considered creating a world for them in which there would be a unique universe. For the time being, I build a space containing them, and this architecture is functioning as a gallery displaying my drawing as well as a theater playing video which will show the process of how my creatures were created.