Viewpoint (Exercise)

I made a small collection of objects about Summertime around a theme which I called ‘Pimm’s O’clock’.

Every Summer for us we like to have a bottle of Pimm’s. Then on a beautiful sunny day I made a jug of drinks and took some photos.

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I did the same thing with the drawings but worked in a format that is different from the viewfinder. I used  formats like square, long and thin square, irregular and some other medium like leaves and  a torn piece of paper. Then I repeated the exercise of exploring viewpoints but for this document my visual journey was around the set in my sketchbook.

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I quite like the pattern on the tissues which is quite beautiful. This inspirers me to draw some blowing  bubbles and then look through those bubbles.

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Rough drawing to show view through the bubbles

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I also think about a Summer gift then quickly  drew a present’s packaging, then broke it to look through from the hole.

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My favourite design are like the pictures shown below which have simple colours contrasting and the transparent  jar and glass. Then I  think the lounge chair show the Summertime theme.

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I have used a pencil to draw this design on a 26cm*34cm sheet but I feel it is too empty on this size paper. Maybe I use the colours like red Pimm’s, burgundy drink and green lime. It is quite  simple for  Summer style and colours.

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Which viewpoint best fitted the word your objects illustrated? Why was this?

In fact, I like all the viewpoints of my design but I think the last one is the easiest and simplest to convey the Summertime theme which only has 3 elements in. 3 main colours (red Pimm’s, burgundy drink and green lime). I used the simple lines of a square and a triangle to position the elements of the picture.

Which format best illustrated your words?

The lounge chair and the surprise gift ones are more complex formats but they convey the Summer theme and fantasy of design. The best one would be the lounge chair one.

Did changing viewpoint make you think differently about your choice of objects and arrangement of them?

When I changed the viewpoint I also had to make a decision to rearrange the elements.  As I explored more viewpoints I had to think about the best way of expressing the Summer elements in a simple manner.

Quentin Blake draws and tells the story of Lester and friends Olympic Games

I found this wonderful archive of Quentin drawing live on BBC programme Jackanory

In the 1970s Blake was an occasional presenter of the BBC children’s story-telling programme Jackanory, when he would illustrate the stories on a canvas as he was telling them.  The highest recognition available to creators of children’s books.

Such an amazing video to watch, Sir Quentin was drawing while telling the story. I like his  simple style  and full of features.

Weston park museum visit

I couldn’t catch up with any student visit with the OCA yet but I passed the Weston park museum for some reason today. Then I had a quick look in it.

These are pictures around 1950’s in Sheffield.

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During 1939-1945 The Second World War.

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The oil  paintings around of people and landscapes around Sheffield.

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The steel history in Sheffield.

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No.49 the cigarette case produce from Sheffield 1940

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Next I went to the Art halls here are some pictures that I liked.

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Giving instructions (Exercise) – Part 2 – Reference

I chose the making a cup of tea as this exercise.

I have found some directions from the Yorkshire tea website. Simple instructions and simple diagrams. In fact, I quite like the website design with the red colour in the titles,and red tea pot matching with the green Yorkshire landscape. You will have to look here

http://www.yorkshiretea.co.uk/about-tea/yorkshire-tea-how-to-make-a-proper-brew.php

to see the full effect.

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Videos:

I watched a very long video from a BBC program about many many kinds of tea from the world. I do like tea and I enjoyed watching it. I learnt about lots of different types of tea, caddies and drinking it with food.

Giving instructions (Exercise) – Part 1- Research

After I used internet, reference books leaflets etc. I found these illustrations and pictures which helped me to understand the way instructions have been used for procedural tasks. My collection of examples and reference are as below:

The first picture is a satirical cartoon above the development of workers right in the USA over the last couple of hundred years.

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The other pictures show the tying of clothing and scarves for the most fashion effect.

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Finally I found some instructions in the house for the kettle, printer and the washing machine with diagrams in them.

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Abstract illustration (Exercise)

I am going to give myself a challenge, abstract drawing which I have never done before.

I have read the brief: To choose a piece of music of a musician from the list of musicians in the material. Listen to the music then create marks which convey your interpretation of the essence or mood of the piece.

I chose Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 1

Work quickly and intuitively to bring a degree of self-expression to the exercise.

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When I looked back at my worksheet, no semblance of order.  I need a little bit tidy up the lines, colours, marks and textures. I think flowing describes my work so far from the music I will use this adjective.

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Go through your drawings and choose a square area that you feel communicates the meaning of your chosen word and has visually interesting qualities.

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Using a square format and working at any size, reproduce your selected area. Starting with your chosen adjective, introduce colours, textures and shapes. Choose any media you like for this exercise and experiment by mixing them. Maybe the abstract drawing is not exactly same so I changed a little bit in this image.

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I quite like my feeling of my design for the cover of a CD or maybe It will be a little more refined after my skill at abstact drawing improves.

Reference:

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Image development (Exercise)

In this exercise I have been given the following briefs:

1. Cut two ‘L’ of card or stiff paper.

2. Use them to explore formats, to zoom in and out of compositions.

3. Take an image which has a range of content. Enlarge it to A4 .

4. Use the ‘L’ to create edited version of each image. Retain the content buy try presenting it in the different ways in different formats and repeat this using for about 10 times.

I have chosen a picture taken from the Bridgeman Education library.

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LAL296848 Harbour Scene (with hidden images) by English School, (20th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Harbour Scene (with hidden images). Original artwork for Jack and Jill (issue yet to be identified). Lent for scanning by the Illustration Art Gallery.); © Look and Learn; English, out of copyright

For this picture, Harbour Scene. Unfortunately the two side borders have been trimmed automatic by my printer. Then I have practiced with these ‘L’ cards on the A4 paper but I also used the photoshop to edit it as well.

1st edit I named it: Sale/Selling. There is a striking yellow caravan, something is being sold from caravan. A women is in the front it and she is selling some soft drinks like lemonade or fresh juice.

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2nd edit I named it: Childhood. 4 children in this crop, one is playing with a boat in a bucket full of water meanwhile the other one is watching. one boy is playing with some pets and the other girl is maybe just walking through after buying some drinks.

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3rd edit I named it: Dance. As this is a very delightful part of the picture because you still can see a little bit sea view down the right side corner. Two and a half buildings are maybe bar, shop or school. The 2 adults and 2 children maybe are a family or teachers and students.

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4th edit named: Family. There are mother and her daughters(maybe older daughter and baby son) are passing the street in this harbor. The older girl is copying her mother to look after her little baby toy.

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5th edit named: Sleeping(Sleeping man). This man is doing fishing. Maybe he is on holiday or away for the weekend, but having a relaxing day anyway. As It takes time and patience the man is falling asleep.

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6th edit named: Fisherman. This man is selling nice fresh fish and seafood and a teenage girl is buying something for her mother to cook dinner.

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7th edit: Seaside. What is a  beautiful seaside pictures which has a blue sky, green see view, lamp towel, red boat, white house with blue roof, green/yellow hill and a man is working at the harbor.

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8th edit: Busy/Busy Scene. On this pleasant footpath, there is a beverage sales booth, children are playing, the man is washing his car and a son is helping his father painting the boat.

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9th edit: Sea/Sea View. A seagull is flying over a quiet harbour which is a sunny beautiful place.

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10th edit:Peace/Flying/Freely/Sky View. A gull freely in the sky fly.

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Well I am pretty sure I got a very easy picture which has lots of elements inside. I can crop some more if I want it.

I am trying to use the first one SELLING and the last one which I am going to use the word PEACE with their thumbnails.

Before I practice my posters I did research about posters and some references which gave me some inspiration.

https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=dove+of+peace+poster&rlz=1C1CHWA_enGB613GB613&espv=2&biw=1366&bih=667&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ei=OUx0VaOzLcSt7AbvxYGQDA&ved=0CEkQsAQ#imgrc=XXLgZsEG0T2sLM%253A%3BOIahq7QQZMBI_M%3Bhttp%253A%252F%252Fthumb7.shutterstock.com%252Fdisplay_pic_with_logo%252F549697%252F218541079%252Fstock-vector-dove-of-peace-flying-with-a-green-twig-illustration-for-design-218541079.jpg%3Bhttp%253A%252F%252Fwww.shutterstock.com%252Fs%252Fdove%252Bolive%252Bbranch%252Fsearch.html%3B450%3B470

This is my first practice showing a caravan selling food and drink surrounded with this for playing games

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This is the second practice showing images of Malala Yousafzai guns and the dove of peace I was working with this image and developed it further.

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I had an other attempt at lino cutting but I put the words the wrong way round and had to correct with photoshop to flip the words.

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For my final last practice I am showing Malala lying down on the back of a dove. I have filled up the body of the dove with the words No War. The forest they are flying over is depicted with the tree trunks as guns and there canopy of the trees in blood red.

This image also reminds me of the last assignment, the exercise about visual metaphors. In this case the dove is a metaphor for peace with the tree trunks and canopy of the trees being the dead in a war.

Research: Poster

I know I will look at some posters during my study for assignment 3. Therefore I did some research about posters. I asked myself the following questions:

  • What is a poster?
  • What is a poster for?
  • From how long ago is the poster?
  • How many kinds of poster style?
  • What were famous posters in the past and at the present?
  • What is the poster’s future as there are lots of mediums the modern world? Will some new mediums/videos/etc replace the poster and will it disapear?

Final I have found these website to answer my questions.

http://www.artsalive.ca/collections/posters/whatisaposter.php?lang=en

https://www.google.ca/search?um=1&hl=en&client=firefox-a&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&q=Toulouse-Lautrec+poster&btnG=Search+Images&tbm=isch&gws_rd=ssl

https://www.google.ca/search?um=1&hl=en&client=firefox-a&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&q=Art+Nouveau+poster&btnG=Search+Images&tbm=isch&gws_rd=ssl

https://www.google.ca/search?um=1&hl=en&client=firefox-a&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&q=Art+Deco+poster&btnG=Search+Images&tbm=isch&gws_rd=ssl

My  posters for assignment 3 are going to challenge these key points:

What makes a poster effective? Excellent design is key.

What makes poster design

effective, exuberant, eye-catching, impossible to resist, persuasive and memorable ?