Essay prep/ context folder day;
Today I spent my time writing up my self evaluation form, reflecting on the terms practise ready for my tutorial on thursday. I also made my contents page for my contents folder and organised the work in chronological order. I also added some readings/ documentary notes from the following books and DVD’s to my folder;
‘Anselm Kiefer and the Art After Auschwitz’
‘Imagine…Danger! Cornelia Parker’- DVD
‘What do Artists do all Day?
10-11= Chatting with my tutor/ peers
11.30- 2= Vising the Holbourne museum
2-5= Finishing stencil on myler
Photographs of finished stencil
Houlbourne museum pictures;
Working on essay for contextual studies
11-3.30= Drawing Bath Abbey stencil
3.30-4.30= Visiting artist lecture, Guy Bigland
4.30-5.30= Drawing Bath Abbey stenciil
6-6.30= Blogging/ discussing art show with peers
8-10= Working on self evaluation form/ essay plan for monday
Step 1- drawing out my A2 grid
Step 2- drawing the image onto my A2 grid
Step 3- transfer the drawing onto the Mylar sheet and cut out (Problem= I tried to cut the Mylar with a Stanley knife but ended up slicing through the drawing, so I need to trace the image onto the sheet before cutting it out with the knife. Pencil, biro or fine liner did not show up, so I will need to use a permanent marker pen to do this tomorrow)
After my stencil is complete (hopefully by the end of tomorrow) I can make the stencil for the Fishermans Bastion and make a number of works using sand, iron filings, wood etc.
Below is our exhibition flyer created by other students; (9th December- this has been changed)
12-5= Studio time- working on Fisherman’s Bastion drawing/ stencil
5.30-8= Life Drawing Class
Today I decided to take part in a life drawing class at Dartmouth Avenue. As drawing is such an important element in my work, I think it is important for me to at least try this because drawing from a photograph and drawing from life is very different. With a still image, you are more likely to draw accurately. With a time pressure and a model that will move, you have to adapt your style.
The class involved drawing to a time limit. We spent up to 40 minutes at a time drawing the model in a new position. I found that time went incredibly quickly and I had to really push myself to work quickly. I experimented with drawing quite slowly and carefully, and drawing quickly without thinking. Overall, I enjoyed the experience, but I didn’t enjoy the time pressure that we had. I think it made me rush my work and panic.
In my practise, I am very used to drawing linear structures that conform to a system. Drawing a figure was incredibly different and one slightly exaggerated or misplaced line, completely morphed the figure. For this reason, I found it very frustrating. With a building, a slightly lengthened/ widened line is rarely noticed and can quite often enhance the look of the piece. Exaggerated lines and create more drama and emphasise a space. With a figure, I felt it did not have the same effect at all.
Below are some of my drawings, I am glad that I attempted this but clearly I could use some more practise if I am to pursue drawing figures and curves;
They are very out of proportion and too bold in some areas. I much prefer drawing architecture !!!
9-10.20= Photography and it’s fabrication lecture
10.20- 12= Research into what materials would be best to use to make my next piece
1-3= Context Folder work