Category Research & Reflection

Ass 5: Response to tutor report

Points to take forward: Try to stop overworking drawings. Some of them are far too tight and controlled. Look at abstracting areas rather than concentrating on whole areas.  This would help develop tone. More sketchbook work to experiment with different media, support and tools. Try to engage more energy in the drawings. Advertisements

Part 5 REFLECTION

Assessment criteria points Demonstration of Technical and Visual Skills Materials, techniques, observation skills, visual awareness, design and compositional skills. During this part of the course, I have used charcoal more than in any of the other projects throughout the course.  I’m actually enjoying using it and I felt that I used it well in the […]

Research Point: Vuillard, Cassatt and Degas

Look at the work of Vuillard, Mary Cassatt and Degas and make notes on their approaches to composition. Edouard Vuillard (1868 – 1940) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/%C3%89douard_Vuillard (accessed 15/10/2015) First, I looked at Vuillard’s interiors and how he has composed them to entice the viewer to look around the painting rather than just look at it. In this […]

Review of Progress

Part 5 is your chance to consolidate what you have learned, to re­flect on exercises that you have especially enjoyed and to evaluate your progress. Use your learning log to help you review your progress. Make a brief entry for each exercise and assignment undertaken so far detailing successes and any problems that you have […]

Ass 4: Response to tutor report

Points to take forward: My tutor has said that I sometimes carry out too much research on methodology which stilts my growth. Because I have a lack of confidence about committing a mark to the paper I always thought that if I had a good knowledge of ‘how to’, it would help.  I can see […]

Ass 4 Reflection

Assessment criteria points Demonstration of Technical and Visual Skills During this part of the course, I have tried to learn about the figure to allow me to draw a believable figure.  I have used media that I’ve struggled with in the past and have found success this time.  I’ve actually started to enjoy using conte […]

Research point: Self Portrait

Investigate some artists self portraits. Look at both well-known self portraits – such as Rembrandt and van Gogh, and at lesser known artists. Make notes in your learning log. For this research point I looked at five different artists. Vincent Van Gough Van Gough was a prolific self –portrait painter.  According to the web site, http://www.wga.hu/html_m/g/gogh_van/16/ […]