From Mind to Mark

This brief really opened up my thought process as it allowed me to really think about how the way i draw and move effects the outcome. As this was the main point of the brief it was nice to concentrate on this, it also showed how i personally link works to motion and how you control your body to create. The theme from 50 Artefacts was carried on with this project as we had to collect natural forms such as leaves,twigs, seeds ect, but treating each one with individuality and paying the up most attention to its detail as if it was an artefact. this produced a range of mark making techniques by using ink and linking my movements to words to show the finer detail.

Words and Colour

Creating colour pallets that were in response to something personal such as someone you know, a place you love, something you hate was very interesting. By just using colour to portray emotion is very effective and therapeutic. i feel colour is a great way to communicate especially when using paint, as texture also contributes to the feel of a piece. And as we were banned from using black it helped me to think about how to mix my paints, and how to form different ideas of light and dark. The use of a word made me realize it can either changed the whole perception of the colours or further enforce the message. I found William de koonings work shows this with his harsh, thick brush strokes in vivid colours really shows atmosphere and feeling. Although he does not use words his strength in colour and emotion can speak for itself. i mixed colours but kept the way they were applied quite simple as when painting i like the movements and strokes to be natural and not over thought. the colour combinations helped explore what colours go together and what vibe they gave off together.which helped when placing text.

50 Artefacts in time

The national museum provided me with a whole array of object to draw, from stuffed animals to minerals each having there own attraction. As we had to  incorporate the passage of time i set my self to 30 second drawings, using continuous line as in the past this has had an interesting outcome in my drawings. As it puts a certain pressure on you and frees up your drawing allowing you to decide what parts are the most important. This was a successful technique to use because it meant i could observe many objects in the time we had and gave a glimpse of what i had seen first hand

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As an add on to this trip in one of our work shops we were given a bin liner and was told to ‘see with our hands’ in the bin liner was a single object which we then had to draw. It was an intriguing experience when sight was taken away from you and you only had touch to rely on. Although once you touched the object and new what it was your brain automatically put the image of the object in your head, for example i had a ornamental bear and my brain compensates by finding other ornamental bears you have seen. but we were urged to draw from what was felt not what we thought it was and to include the texture and material into our drawings¬† i chose to use charcoal as it gives a lots of texture depth.