*Picture heavy*February already. I can't believe it - wasn't it just Christmas? Things are ramping up a gear here. We are just starting the FMP - Final Major Project - at school. This is the one we write the brief for ourselves. It takes 10 weeks, 12 if we count the Easter holidays. At the end the final result gets exhibited to the public. No pressure then.
We've had the past week off while our stage 2 work gets assessed and have just had a week of school trips. The majority of people went to Amsterdam and those that couldn't make it had a couple of days visiting galleries in London. I stayed home and did the London trips - which was great as, although I live close I have never actually been to any London art galleries. The museums, yes but not the galleries. So in two days we did the V&A, The Tate Britain and the Tate Modern. Loved it - will definitely go back. Maybe that's a post for another day.
So - I thought, while I am sat printing out pages and pages of paperwork for the final project, I'd show you my sketchbooks from the beginning. This post is a few pages from Stage 1 - Rotations. We have to use this and the stage 2 sketchbook to gather ideas for the final project.
|This is my Stage 1 & Stage 2 sketchbooks underneath my shiny new Stage 3 book.|
|Another group project - That cardboard spider was over 6' tall!|
Fashion & Textiles
|Repeating patterns we designed in Photoshop. |
Stuck the people in to give an idea how they might be used on fabric.
The next pages were speed sketches after draping fabric, trying to get ideas from our designs.
So - yeah - severed hand inspiration *g*
Then had to model said garment that I had dodgily cobbled together. Oh joy!
This was an interesting colour mixing exercise. We had to try and get the greys just using orange, yellow, blue and white.
Then cut out greyish shades from a magazine, do a full page collage and try to replicate, as close as possible, the tones. Again just using the red, blue, yellow and white.
|Designing letters - So, naturally, I thought a headless Frankenstein's Monster makes a great 'i'|
Collage - I love it but am rubbish at it - these took me AGES!
It's fair to say I struggled with the 3D rotation but I loved doing the plaster casting!
I'll pop back with a post from Stage 2 hopefully before I finish the actual course.
Thanks for stopping by today :)