Posted in Coursework, Part 5

Project 5.2: Storyboarding Research

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:

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Posted in Sketchbook

Reflections on my Sketchbook

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”

Posted in Notes, Research & Reflection, Sculpture

How do sculptors use drawing?

Context

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?”

Posted in ASSIGNMENT 4, ASSIGNMENTS, Coursework, Part 4

Assignment 4 Feedback

Feedback, written up by myself based on a video session…

Overall Comments

Overall, this part represents good assignment submission, where you have clearly enjoyed yourself and improved you observational drawing. You have clearly engaged with the part and learned a lot about drawing and the use of negative space. The work shows good progress through the exercises and the sketchbook. Continue reading “Assignment 4 Feedback”

Posted in ASSIGNMENT 4, ASSIGNMENTS, Coursework, Part 4

Part 4 Evaluation

Suitability for submission

Demonstration of technical and Visual Skills

The pieces of Project 4.1 and 4.3 have required me to develop a number of new technical skills to produce – especially around line art, production of a wider tonal range and drawing without the use of an eraser. These should be tested quite well in parts 5 if I do the print and narrative options, as I intend. I’m happy with the composition, and that scope that it allowed to demonstrate tonal range in the drawings. I’m also fairly happy with the level of observational skill and interest in the drawings, despite being able to see a number of issues retrospectively. The hands were a particular challenge in Project 4.3. I had to look into anatomy and do plenty of practice to even come up with a passable set of hand images. The feet were slightly less so, but still quite a challenge. Continue reading “Part 4 Evaluation”

Posted in ASSIGNMENT 4, ASSIGNMENTS, Coursework, Part 4

Project 4.3: Evaluation and Reflection

Observation and Construction

In all cases, I’m not totally happy with the images but they are a definite improvement over where I was. In the hands images, for example, I’m not that happy with the fist. I was going for a darker image in the tonal range (which worked), but I’m not as happy with the observation and accuracy of this one. In the touching feet, the background needs a level of work. I might also have put more effort into the rendering of the material of the jeans. For the crossed feet the toe on the right foot (on the left hand side of the image) is a little too bulbous. Similarly the arch of the foot is somewhat off. Continue reading “Project 4.3: Evaluation and Reflection”