This is the work that I did and an overview of each day (which was an 8 days or contact course!):
Day 1. Observational
A1 cartridge paper, compressed charcoal and willow charcoal
I struggled on the first day with measurements. I got the angles right but the measurements wrong and got quite frustrated.I feel it looks too simple and quite amateur.
Day 2. Composition
A1 cartridge paper, willow charcoal and compressed charcoal
I felt the second day went a lot better and I am quite confident with composition. I am very pleased with the outcome, especially the ram skull :)
I feel like I achieved something better than I thought I would have.
Day 3. Perspective
A2 cartridge paper, fine liner pen, colour pencils
Perspective was something I've known since primary school however I had never done a three point perspective before! I like my drawing of this building and I'm happy with my finished version.
I think it worked okay but at first looked quite bare and needed something to bring it all together so I outlined the building to make it stand out and followed the idea that all the pieces looked like they were exploding out by thickly drawing lines from the center outwards. Then I shaded the background red and I feel that it looks a lot better, but not brilliant.
Day 4. Negative Space
A2 cartridge paper, fine liner pens
Day four was a lot of fun and though the teacher was anxious about me attempting to scribble an A2 paper with fine-liners I was confident I would get it done :)
Half way class reviewThe teacher pointed out that Day 1. Observational and Day 4. Negative Space were my strongest pieces. My classmates commented that the ram skull from Day 2. Composition was really good... or great. I think they used the word 'great' :D
I didn't feel like any of my pieces really stood out but I am pleased with what I achieved on Day 2. Composition.
Day 5. Mixed Media
A1 cartridge paper, variety of textured papers, photocopies, texter, coloured pencil, fine liner pen
I've never really liked doing this kind of mixed media because I struggle to make the picture work as a whole. I stopped at this point because I was happy with the current composition.
I feel that the reflective papers used for the light bulb are a bit distracting and sharp on the eyes but I feel that it works compositionally and does have a rotational effect.
Day 6. Tone
A1 cartridge paper, willow charcoal, compressed charcoal, white conte
Learning how to do an indirect drawing was a lot of fun and I like the way it makes the picture look more finalised :) I love the drawing on the left, I feel it's my best thus far.
I feel that I have really achieved a great image with my indirect drawing :) and my direct drawing isn't too bad either!
I feel like I have made some real progress in my drawing skill throughout the past week :)
Day 7. Colour
A1 cartridge paper, soft pastel, coloured pencil
I chose to go monochromatic purple indirect drawing because of my success the day before. I don't think I did as well but I feel the shapes were more complex and closer to my drawing paper altering the perspective.
Looking at the set up and comparing my drawing I can tell I did things wrong on all objects but I'm still pleased with the outcome anyway :)
Day 8. Linear
A4 cartridge paper, fine liner pen
The last day was fairly simple. I remember learning how to transfer an image using a grid in year 3 at school. It was a nice exercise to finish with though :) I'd hate the last day to be complex, stressful and a lot of work.
I took the source image from a tissue box and found the image slightly challenging but it worked effectively.
I am pleased with the outcome and chose not to add colour or tone as an added option.
All set up for final assessment!!! I just have to leave it there for the assessors and pick it up after a few hours then wait until early March for the results!
I hate having to wait for the results so wish me luck!