"Since u are one of MMMC pricey artist and [the Supremo Ball] is coming up... and dat U ARE apparently bored, why dun u grab a pen and paper and do some random + simple (i mean really simple but nice) design for the ticket?"
Su-Lin, student council member,
and class representative of Batch 17
in my tagboard on the 8th of July at 1.25am
I have no idea what she meant by pricey. They aren't paying me a single cent.
I'm not in the mood to ramble and spout long strips of text like I usually do. So, I'll hand my megaphone over to my pictures. You know how they always say that lame shit about how "a picture is worth a thousand words"? Well, my pictures are worth a million words apiece.
Why? Because they are my pictures, and by association, they are heckuva lot more awesome then the common riffraffs. If you disagree, I shall ignore you. That's the secret to happiness.
Okay, moving on,
I was aiming for classy elegance, the sort that reeks of Victorian society ball chic with a hint of Gothic accent. Since they aren't paying me, and this is basically an act of pure kindness from my generous heart *cough*, I meant to steal a frame design from deviantART.com initially instead of wasting my time designing one myself. In fact, I went as far as to copy a vine motif frame from that site into my laptop, and was all prepared to use that. However, I discarded that idea in the end, and drew one of my own;
I simply can't abide unoriginality.
The pen in the picture is placed there as a size reference. I work best with tiny details, and for that, I swear by Pilot's G-TEC-C4 gel pen and it's precision 0.4 mm ball point. I brought about eight of them to India, and I'm down to just one left. They are bloody expensive at the price of about RM 7 each.
If you're interested in knowing, I had lots of practice drawing fake tattoos on my arm back in secondary school. It helped pass those boring hours known to the general public as "classes".
After I got the frame bit out of my checklist, I had to work on the theme of the ball, which is Una Bella Notta, a remarkably lousy and overused theme for balls, by the way. It's so commonplace that I won't even bother giving it's translation here. Everyone already knows what it means.
Of course, it's not nearly as lame as the generic term we use for the event: Supremo Ball. C'mon, get all the student council jawatangilakuasa to vote on a new name, please - traditions be damned. I will not attend a ball which sounds like the brand name of Tesco's newest line of economy pasta sauce. A man's gotta have principles, y'know.
Since the theme has something to do with nighttime, I decided that using motifs of the moon and stars should be more than sufficient. If they are not, then sorry - I cannot be bothered to think of anything else. You can see a face in the moon if you look properly. I like how it turned out, in spite of my spending only 15 minutes on it.
The star, however, was a bitch to draw. Symmetry is my kryptonite.
So after everything was put together, it looked something like this;
Earlier, I planned on having the silhouette of the Taj Mahal in the background with the moon and the stars having bits superimposed on it (and have the colour of those parts inverted - you won't know what I mean, but trust me, it would have looked cool) but I got lazy. Like I said, it's not like I'm being paid for it.
It'd look awesome if they use silver ink on a textured sheet of stiff paper - the sort they make swanky business cards from - but unfortunately, the Council is too cheap to do that. Somehow along the way, a bit of Nightmare Before Christmas had slipped into the design. Can't help that. Too bad if they don't like that sort of thing.
Anyway, there's something else attached to the main ticket above but I did not include that here to prevent some of MMMC's more enterprising crooks from counterfeiting it.
So I'm the only person outside the Student Council capable of printing authentic-looking fakes.
I think I'll set up a stall in the carpark on the night of the ball and sell the tickets at half-price. That ought to reimburse my efforts for this charity designing gig. Suck on this, Student Council!
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