Starting to think through concerns, and play with ideas. Continue reading “Project 5.2: Storyboard”
This is an area I didn’t expect to have to put so much research into, but as always when I think that I was wrong. The following documents some of the more interesting material I found:
Continue reading “Project 5.2: Storyboarding Research”
Interesting article here about an exhibition: https://kateocafoundation.wordpress.com/2017/09/20/gaugin-artist-as-alchemist/ Sounds like something I would have liked to have seen.
Starting to work through various ideas. At the moment my favourite is a day out in Le Touquet: Continue reading “Project 5.2: Storyboard”
I’ve been reflecting on “my Sketchbook” of late, after reading the OCA article on keeping sketchbooks posted recently. (View article…) I’ve also been having to rethink my approach based on the printing work I’ve been doing. For most of the course my sketchbook has been a book I carry around and draw in. That clearly isn’t what this article is referring to as a sketchbook. So, am I keeping a sketchbook in these terms at all? I don’t have a set of bound physical pages that contain the sorts of thinking and information described as a sketchbook – so on the face of it “No.” Continue reading “Reflections on my Sketchbook”
Whilst starting to consider the drawings needed for the Storyboard and my planned Photomontage I realised that my understanding of the drawing of clothes and drapery was all too weak. I started to research how to approach drawing clothes more effectively.
Continue reading “Part 5: Drawing Clothes and Drapery”
Maybe ‘bringing an English festival to Austria’ might work…
It took me a while to work out the direction of the sun, but the highlight on the mountains gave it away in the end. I’ll use electronic drawing to add in the shadows. For the figures, flags and tent I’m going to try using pastels. I’ll try colour first and shift to black and white if I can make it work.
I decided to try the tees idea out. Chose A4 grey paper. Decided to try two layers and using a stencil. First I thought I’d try using multi-colour tees: Continue reading “Project 5.1: Balance of Tees experiment”
At the same time as considering what I would like to create as an image for “Balance” I’ve also been researching and experimenting with print somewhat. First, some further experiments I performed whilst looking into the whole idea:
Continue reading “Project 5.1: Further printmaking research”
Whilst thinking though what “Balance” might represent I came across a set of tweets effectively about racism and people’s response to it. The tweet is available here: https://twitter.com/AdrianCJax/status/900182099675811844. In essence, however, it talks about “White Tees” and “Brown Tees” and the response of non-racist white people to racist white people. The conclusion is that the right response is to stand with them, rather than just not oppress. This in turn reminded me of a poem “First they came…” (A poem written by German Lutheran pastor Martin Niemöller (1892–1984): https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/First_they_came_…) The conclusion is the same. It is not enough to simply not oppress, it is necessary to stand with those who would be oppressed against those who are oppressors. Continue reading “Project 5.1: Balance of Tees”
This is possibly an odd question, but it derives from needing to choose a way forward for my practice, and further study. I have two paths forward (as an OCA degree): “Fine Art” or “Creative Arts.” Continue reading “What is “Fine Art”, and how might you do it?”
Experimenting with how best to show form. See sculpture drawing series.
My tutor for Drawing Foundations made a potentially throw away comment that “Sculptors using drawing differently” during our Assignment 4 review session. On reflection I thought this was important to follow up on as a piece of research, as to what the comment meant and implied. I can partly answer this from my own experience. In late-stage drawings that will be mapped to a sculpture it is important that the skills of drawing in perspective are put to one side. These drawings have more in common with architectural drawings than pieces of expressive artwork. I don’t think, however, this this is the full story. There is, therefore, a fruitful avenue for investigation available which could help move me forwards. Continue reading “How do sculptors use drawing?”