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Assignment 5 Evaluation and Course Reflection

Assignment Suitability for submission

Demonstration of technical and Visual Skills

I like the submitted print and narrative images, and am starting to get an idea of how to approach work using the techniques indicated within the course. The quality of the self-portrait indicates how far I have to go in figure drawing, as this is probably the most significant area that needs improvement in the submitted works. I think I have many more hours of observational drawing ahead of me before I fully crack that. (As my tutor put it at one point “I’m still stuck in symbolism.” Clearly demonstrated by the nose in the attempted self-portrait.) Continue reading “Assignment 5 Evaluation and Course Reflection”

Posted in Foundation Drawing, Foundation Drawing - ASSIGNMENT 4, Foundation Drawing - ASSIGNMENTS, Foundation Drawing - 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 Foundation Drawing - ASSIGNMENT 3, Foundation Drawing - ASSIGNMENTS

Assessment 3: Evaluation before submission

What went well?

I think my process for applying myself to the course as an academic piece of work has improved. That took me quite a time to get used to, and has a way to go for me to really “get it.” The course isn’t just a series of drawing exercises where you follow the notes in the project, bundle it up and send it off to your tutor for assessment. That was, to a point, my approach to the first assessment. I tried to improve my approach in the second assessment in terms of how I approached the drawing but didn’t understand how to approach the actual work of presenting for assessment. I’m hoping that my approach to submitting for this assessment will be considerably better. Continue reading “Assessment 3: Evaluation before submission”

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Project 3.1: Evaluation and Reflection

Looking back at the image for Project 3.1 and considering the brief I set myself a set of questions to ask myself about the final image submission. I also need to consider the concepts around what worked, or otherwise, and how I might approach things differently in the future. Continue reading “Project 3.1: Evaluation and Reflection”

Posted in Foundation Drawing - ASSIGNMENT 2, Foundation Drawing - ASSIGNMENTS, Notes, Research & Reflection

Reflection on Tutor feedback

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”

Posted in Notes, Research & Reflection

How to do Analysis and Reflection?

An area that I’ve spent a certain amount of time researching, but didn’t get around to writing up is around analysis of art, and reflection for learning. This is an area I spent some effort on before Assessment 1, but I went back round the whole idea when I received the feedback for Assignment 2. The feedback made it clear that the my process left something to be desired. What to do about that, however, was still quite open. I needed some ideas on how to approach resolving the feedback satisfactorily. Continue reading “How to do Analysis and Reflection?”

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Providing evidence of discernment


I have been struggling with the feedback from my tutor, not because of a flaw in it but because all of this “Art Education” is new to me. Having spent most of my career in software engineering and business management I think I have an unusual way (for the art world) of dealing with instructions. I am also quite “process oriented” in how I do things.

Bringing this back to the feedback I’m struggling with, it is this from Assignment 1:

  • Provide evidence of research, discernment, self-evaluation and contextual study in your logbook

Continue reading “Providing evidence of discernment”

Posted in Foundation Drawing - ASSIGNMENT 2, Foundation Drawing - ASSIGNMENTS

Assignment 2 feedback

Received feedback for Assignment 2 from my tutor.

Dear David,

Thank you for your second Assignment

Overall Comments

Thank you for taking my advice and keeping to the requirements of the course so that you have submitted only some evidence of the projects as instructed in the coursebook. Continue reading “Assignment 2 feedback”

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Reflections so far

Pool Light

Created from memory after swimming. The basic idea worked. Created the grid of the pool tiles over a graphite “wash”. Removed the reflection light then added shading and tile lines back in. Would like to do a few more to get the “highlights” more clearly, as well as the intricacies of the reflections. Taken some photos under water to act as inspiration after the holiday. Continue reading “Reflections so far”