STRAW Project + Few Worlds Project
(Hazel) Xianghui Ho
The STRAW Project is a collection of environment art, while the Few Worlds Project is centred on character concepts.
The STRAW (Stations, Realms And Waters) Project is an ongoing series of environment paintings that depicts stations alongside a body of water within one or more fantasy worlds. All the works in this project as a whole, operate almost like a stream of consciousness: they are free from being tied to a single narrative and will serve as subtle connections to more works in progress (to be revealed soon!) with slightly varying themes.
Few Worlds Project
The Few Worlds Project is a narrative based concept art project inspired by the story of The Little Mermaid by Hans Christian Andersen. Moreover, it also follows the structure of Lightbox Expo’s recent character design challenge -Box of Mystery. In the Lightbox Expo challenge, participants are invited to design six characters with specific traits (leader, brave, joyful, mischievous, serious and wild) under the theme of Box of Mystery.
In my project, the Few Worlds Project, I designed six characters using the same six listed traits, but for a different theme and story – that has similarities to parts of The Little Mermaid but with a big twist! The story will be about two worlds and a witch, but will also be about creatures, magic, and themes of technology, human advancement, planets and our relationship with the environment.