Artist Critique: Francis Alys, William Kentridge, Ellen Galagher, McAlpine Miller.

Fancis Alys. Part of a movement dealing with ‘interdisciplinary space of art, architecture, and social practice.’ A little apprehensive about the title, and at first glance, the content, I approached this with a little vigilance. A better description of his works and ideas would art addressing more than one discipline, including poetry, gesture, music, sound, duration performance, interactive media, video. Alys has a unique way … Continue reading Artist Critique: Francis Alys, William Kentridge, Ellen Galagher, McAlpine Miller.

Overview, feedback and Reflection for Part 1 form and gesture.

Just an overview of the feed back I gained from part 1 form and gesture, my views on the exercise, and what I gained from it. Points to Consider:Β  Try and do at least 10 mins of sketching a day to keep a consistent flow of style, development and ideas. Concentrate on developing research. When researching, always consider: The media used Process – Why? What … Continue reading Overview, feedback and Reflection for Part 1 form and gesture.

Project 1 Exercise 2 Observing shadow using blocks of tone.

Using two simple objects placed together to create shadow and tone, I was briefed to draw these paying specific detail to the shadows and changes in tone cast by a strong single light source, using a single dark colour. For this I used a chalk conte stick and found it a little difficult to use. Chalk is not a medium I’m familiar with and it … Continue reading Project 1 Exercise 2 Observing shadow using blocks of tone.

Project 1 Exercise 4 Shadows and reflected light.

  Like exercise 2, this was a similar assignment using 2 still life objects and a single colour, charcoal or conte stick. Choosing two reflective surfaced objects and concentrating on the light reflected between the two objects and the patterns that are cast between them. I chose charcoal this time and used a putty rubber to pull out the highlights which I found a little … Continue reading Project 1 Exercise 4 Shadows and reflected light.

Project 1 Exercise 3 Creating shadow using lines and marks.

A simple, but very creative and effective exercise, creating tone and form using a few different mediums and techniques to mark the page. This is what I chose and what I thought of it: Graphite pencil: Very smooth and delicate to do intricate shading with, rubs and blends very well giving a nice varied tonal scale to work with. Diverse with cross hatching, rough and … Continue reading Project 1 Exercise 3 Creating shadow using lines and marks.

Project 1 Assignment A Teddy bears Picnic

This was a very interesting assignment where we got to pull together all that we had learned in the previous exercises into one still life. Taking into consideration how to portray the lines to describe the objects, the mediums to bring out the feeling of the piece, the tones to emphasis points of interest and most importantly, setting the mood boards up and taking inspiration … Continue reading Project 1 Assignment A Teddy bears Picnic