Style consists of seven exercises and one assignment:
- Identifying tools and materials
- Museum posters
- A children’s book cover
- A menu card
- A tattoo
- Visual distortion
- Character development
- Assignment 4 – Magazine illustration
My reflections on the work
Before I started PART 4, I set a number of personal objectives. These are outlined below along with how I performed against each.
|Description of work||Target no. hours||Actual no. hours|
|Identifying tools and materials||15|
|A children’s book cover||23|
|A menu card||8|
|Assignment 4 – Magazine illustration||23.5|
PART 4 – personal goals
My main goal was:
More drawing, keep developing ideas in the sketch book, keep up the pace
The objectives I’ve set myself in Part 4 were:
|Objective||How I performed|
Within the Learning Log, include more sketchbook drawing as part of documenting the thinking process.
|Achieved – as evidenced in the Learning Log|
|Continue life drawing classes||Achieved – I continued with life drawing classes. There is now a summer break so I’ll need to find another class until September|
|Sign-up to a silk screen printing course||Achieved – I’m booked on a weekend introductory course in July|
|Be experimental and don’t be afraid to fail||Achieved – I felt Exercise 6 Visual distortion and Exercise 7 Character development and Assignment 4 were all experimental for me. I felt that the final artwork in Visual distortion failed but the process was instructive|
|Continue to collaborate on personal and OCA exercises and assignments||Achieved
I was really pleased with the 5-page comic An unknown intimacy I created as a collaboration.
I am also meeting with other OCA students on urban sketching sessions.
|Read ‘Illustration A Theoretical & Contextual Perspective’||Partially achieved – I’m about half way through the book and will complete it during PART 5.|
|Complete PART 4 in under 10-weeks||Achieved – I completed PART 5 in approx. 6-weeks.|
My other observations/achievements during PART 4:
- Something clicked in me during this period. My sketching has become more fluid and I’m gaining confidence in drawing in public.
- I know I need to improve my figure drawing skills and the best way to do that is to keep practicing.