For this assignment I have chosen to draw a mirror and some items of makeup in biro. I guess I chose these objects because its part of a daily routine of putting on a face. I wouldn’t say its an interest but more of a habitual thing that I do? I like how the mirror has items in its reflection, showing my brushes in a pot, plates and a money pot house. It perhaps shows another side to me that others don’t really know? That im homely, like cooking and have an interest in art.
I’m not entirely happy with how the mirror has turned out and this is a risk you take when drawing in pen as you can’t erase it, you sort of have to go with the mistakes and work with them. I do also like how the pen looks on the white paper which is why I decided to not use the brown paper.
I think I have started to take more care to capture reflections of light to give my objects a more rounded and real look. I still want to work on my tone use, especially when using one colour.
demonstration of technical and visual skills – materials, techniques,observational skills, visual awareness, design and compositional skills
I think I have tried to take on board techniques given in this course, for example the hatching technique and squinting at objects to capture tone which was quite useful. The items I have chosen are varied in shape and so create an interesting set up. My materials are perhaps a little basic though and I realise there is quite a lot of empty space on the paper so not the best composition?
Quality of outcome – content, application of knowledge, presentation of work in a coherent manner, discernment, conceptualism of thought and communication of ideas I’m quite happy with the outcome of my work considering I was using pen and couldn’t go back and change things but I guess im not entirely satisfied and feel there is always room for improvement. I think my presentation and knowledge is starting to get there? Im pleased to have set up my blog in WordPress. I think I have managed to convey what my picture means and the concept behind the items I have chosen.
Demonstration of creativity – imagination, experimentation, invention, development of personal voice I think my ideas are starting to get there but i need to work more on experimentation of materials. I also don’t know whether I do have a personal voice? Hoping this will develop the more I go through the course?
Context reflection – research, critical thinking (learning logs and at 2nd and 3rd level, critical reviews and essays) My learning logs have explained what I have done for the exercise and then questioned whether I have done it well or not? I think the log will provide me with some good ideas and information I can go back to. I have done some research work with Odilon Redon which I actually really enjoyed doing but I havent put into practise the Harvard system of referencing just yet. I think im still learning how to self analyze and how to communicate myself through artwork and my blog.
Assignment 1 Feedback
Reflection on feedback
I was really excited and interested to receive my feedback from my tutor and I feel as if the comments made were really fair and gave me some great pointers for the next part of my course and for the adjustment of the assignment piece I have just done.
I was happy to read that my reflective writing is doing well as I didn’t think I was particularly good at this? I am also looking forward to researching the artists my tutor has chosen for me! I hope to try to use my sketchbooks a lot more as suggested and to try to use them as a visual diary for any ideas that spring to mind! I must also get into the habit of practising in them as commented before I do a final piece as this will help with any composition trials I have, but this is down to an impatient habit of mine of wanting to just get stuck in to a project!