Pop-up book – Reflection

We started up by visualizing some pop-up books and see some books examples. My first reaction was confusion because it was so hard to understand the mechanism and how the pop-up get works, it seemed too complicated and so on the process was so slow from coming up with an Idea, I felt like I’m behind and stuck but after that I got the inspiration and had the idea which is Qatar’s vision for 2022 world cup.

Researching always my favorite part in the project, so I started my research by going throughout the internet and social media and I obtained so many interesting information about Qatar’s vision, and what grab my attention is that the stadiums design summit, I really loved the idea of how each stadiums has a story behind the design. So I decided to choose the stadiums that catch my attention which is AlWakra, AlKhor and QF stadiums.


My illustration was so realistic, I tried as much as I can to capture the real colors it was challenging because each stadiums has a small detail that distinguish it from the other, and it doesn’t take longer than I expected.

The trickiest part was to make them appealing to suit the page, it was a little pit hard but fun at the same time because I learned new techniques and gain some crafting skills. Some experiments were successful and most of them was not, but at the end I reached to the point where I wanted to be and I proud of myself. The pop-up book project was huge and it was not easy, but at the end it worth it. I would like to work with another pop-up but not a book, cards maybe… any way I think most of us accomplish a really good work. 🙂



(Process & Reflection) PRINT II

We started the project by visiting AlRawaq exhibition, it was an exciting experience. We had a look at Dia AlAzzawi works and got some ideas and inspiration for our next project. What catch my attention is that the facial expressive faces, it has a lot of emotional and depth feeling I feel that it tells something and I think the faces express the feeling that was felt by the artist.


By using the laser cut I created a shadow book that shows the expressive faces, from 1963s to 2003s Dia Alazzawi artworks. The process was so gratifying, as I created before a shadow book for another class, the process was so pleasurable. The only thing I stressed about while creating the shadow book is that some faces has a lot of details and I had to redraw it and make it seems more geometrical to facilitate the cutting process.

For the outcome, I had to change some techniques because of the size of the shadow book but I’m satisfied, I really enjoyed this project and all of us done a really great work.