Working it out consists of eight exercises and one assignment:
- Illustrating visual space
- Reading an image
- Image development
- Abstract illustration
- Giving instructions
- Client visuals
- Making a mock-up
- Assignment 3 – A poster
My reflections on the work
Before I started PART 3, I set a number of personal objectives. These are outlined below along with how I performed against each.
Part 3 study plan
|Description of work||Target no. hours||Actual no. hours|
|Illustrating visual space||7.5|
|Reading an image||1.5|
|Making a mock-up||12.5|
|Assignment 3 – A poster||60|
PART 3 – personal goals
My main goal was to do:
More drawing, keep developing ideas in the sketch book
The objectives I’ve set myself for PART 3 were:
|Objective||How I performed|
|Keep up the pace||Achieved.
PART 3 was completed in 7-weeks and that included a couple of weekends where I was working on personal projects.
|Keep having fun||Achieved.
I’m really enjoying pushing myself and feel like I’m growing in confidence and learning where and what I need to learn.
|Do more collaborative projects||Achieved.
Assignment 3 was completed in collaboration with a real ‘client’.
|More sharing with fellow students||Achieved.
I’ve been regularly posting work to Instagram.
|Try and get the balance right between effort spent of exercises and the assignment||Partially achieved.
I was very much on track until assignment 3. I feel like I’ve got the pace about right. Assignment 3 took longer than planned because I had to do more development than anticipated due to ‘client’ feedback. I think the end result was better because of the extra work.
|Pointers for the assignment (from tutor feedback)
The next assignment explores the process of transforming your ideas into a form that best communicates them. This is an opportunity to continue to experiment between handmade drawing and drawing in Photoshop and testing which works best for the content of each exercise.
| I’ve continued to develop my own processes working between handmade drawing and painting and digital. I can see my skills and technique improving for each. I can also see where I need to improve.
As part of my own personal practice I challenged myself to create a 4-page comic and found my drawing skills lacking – I am determined to improve this part of my practice.
My other observations/achievements during PART 2 are:
- I attended a study visit to The Royal Academy to see America after the Fall – parts of it were very inspiring particularly paintings by Grant Wood and Edward Hopper. I paid particular attention to use of colour.
- I visited the Eduardo Paolozzi exhibition at the Whitechapel Gallery. Up until that point I didn’t particularly like his work; I thought he was predominantly a sculptor and wasn’t aware of his printwork and collage which is brilliant.