Its taken me a while to actually start Project 4.1. Partly this was taking a break in general, but I have also been trying to do some practice and consideration of how best to approach it. The brief makes it clear that this is about building a network of lines and not continually rubbing stuff out if you make a mistake. It is also about building a fair sense of tone with line based marks rather than density of mark making material. These approaches are both quite new to me. Continue reading “Project 4.1: Making a start”
On consideration I’ve decided that it is appropriate to reflect on my tutor’s feedback again. This is more for my own thinking than as a response. After my Assignment 2 feedback I realised that I hadn’t understood and/or followed some of his advice. Considering each point explicitly at this point seems worthwhile as a completeness check, and to build a “further work” list. Continue reading “Reflection on Tutor feedback”
Wondering if this could be used to do a large format alpine picture. Needs more thought.
The course notes mentions investigating looking at how artists play with perspective. As part of this the work of M. C. Escher and the Penrose stairs needs to be mentioned. This creates an optical illustration of an infinite staircase. The following is Escher’s application of the idea to his art: Continue reading “M. C. Escher: Impossible spaces”
The course materials also indicate that we should consider more modern approaches to the representation of depth. In many ways this concept seems to be driven initially through Cezanne and Cubism. Cezanne used colour to represent depth, rather than using a structured and basically mathematical process. In essence, as objects tend into the background they will tend to look more blue. There are other indicators, such as them being smaller and having less detail. This is shown in Mont Sainte-Victoire: Continue reading “Depth post linear perspective”
Following my tutor’s suggestion I decided to do some more shape practice. First I revisited the circle the sphere exercise… Continue reading “Practicing shapes”