Category: ASSIGNMENTS

Assignment 5: Discerning decisions on my assignment 5

Based on my tutor’s feedback on my assignment work I understand that I had to be stronger to ‘demonstrate a considered reasoning of the visual path that leads towards a specific outcome’  and not to get stuck eventually in ideas. Therefore I did review my assignment works and pre works with scrutiny and to ensure that I can build on the more…

Assignment 5: Reflection on tutor’s report

After it took over two weeks with Hermes to get my assignment portfolio to my tutor’s place, I was positively surprised that I received his report just 2 days later. I scheduled skype call with him yesterday to clarify some of his comments and to be able to explain some of my thoughts Overall I am pleased with the feedback…

Assignment 5: Self evaluation

How did I do against the assessment criteria? Demonstration of technical and visual skills: I worked mainly in dry media and new techiques of collage and dé-collage. I became during my project more aware of visual perception and bodily experience of drawing. Through deeper investigation of my mark making I studies various aspect of ambiguous and simplified marks. With translucent…

Assignment 5 – Written statement: Site sensations and bodily awareness

Drawing re-called sensations with attentive awareness of time and moment With my new confidence in my figurative drawing and my emotional attraction towards outdoor of absorbing and drawing the atmosphere of the location, I was wondering how I could possibly combine both. Ideas as urban reflections, public spaces came to my mind. In my drawing approach I like the interaction of…

Assignment 5: Site sensations and bodily awareness

During the process of reflecting on my own work in part 1 -4, additional contextual researches, and studies on figurative ‘landscapes’ and outdoor / site landscapes I came from initial idea of urban reflection, public space to my final subject: Sensational site experience, re-called sensations and attentive awareness of time and moment My assignment consists of two separate parts: Major drawings/studies…

Exhibition “Ich/Nicht-Ich (Me/Not Me) – Self-Portraits” – Kunsthaus Zurich

Exhibition “Ich / Nicht Ich (Me / Not Me) – Self portraits in art history in Kunsthaus Zurich, Switzerland (27 Nov 2015 – 28 Feb 2016) http://www.kunsthaus.ch/en/exhibitions/current/picture-ballot/   A kind of follow-up visit on previous researches for part 4 (Schaffeld, 5 Jul 2015).  The works on show were from the collection of the Kunsthaus. This exhibition was a bit hidden behind the…

Reflection on assignment 4 – tutor feedback

Happiness 🙂 My engagement and enthusiasm during part 4 was recognised as well as my different and more confident drawing approach. I showed a ‘good understanding of material, support, proportions and tone to convey form and space’. My earlier challenges with the chosen support were overcome. Overall my tutor acknowledges that I have the potential to succeed the assessment. I’ve sent…

Part 4 – Assignment 4 – Self evaluation

How did I do against the assessment criteria? Demonstration of technical and visual skills: Based on received tutor’s feedback I previous assignment I revisited my usage of media and my drawing approach. I limited myself to rather dry media (charcoal, Conté crayon, graphite) and used wet media (ink, paint, watercolor) rather to create distinct atmosphere or to prepare drawing surfaces. To…

Part 4 – Assignment 4 – Portrait in line and tone

 Self- portrait combining line and tone (Charcoal, Conté crayon, rubber – A1) Now this study should be ambitious and experimental, I assume more than the other two. Well I took this up as my own challenge, also to see how much I can overcome my hurdles with scale, colour, and getting my sketchbook free appeal into this drawing. I decided for…

Part 4 – Assignment 4 – Reclining figure study using tone

Reclining figure study using tone (Pastel ground, acrylic paint, Conté crayon) I continued with my model, now finding a reclining pose. Reclining means: to ​lean or ​lie back with the ​upper ​part of ​your ​body in a ​nearly ​horizontal ​position. (Cambridge Dictionary Online – see here). After the sitting pose my model felt tired and therefore chose this pose. So…

Part 4 – Assignment 4 – Seated figure study using line

Seated figure using line (charcoal, Conté crayon, graphite, rubber – A1) For this and the following study I worked with my model in her comfortable environment. I asked her to make herself comfortable and to chose poses that would help her to do so. She went onto her yoga mat and for the sitting pose placed herself on the small…

Reflection on feedback assignment 3

My sketchbooks are continue to be my strength where I am ‘constantly engaged in each of the exercises and projects by first turning to this space, which is allowing you to interrogate your ideas and making this space your own; logging developments for a piece of work, playing with compositions, testing approaches and fusing materials, annotating and contextualizing your works’,…

Part Three – Assignment 3 – Self evaluation

How did I do against the assessment criteria? Demonstration of technical and visual skills: Although I had an initial thought about my preferred medium (gouache and charcoal) I did further testing and found ink a better medium for my composition and the atmosphere of the location. I was able to get quite confident with my ink and brush technique. I watched…

Part Two – Assignment 2 – Rework

This is my reworked assignment piece from part two —— My assignment 2 piece did not impress so much. After reflecting more on my drawing and considering my tutor’s feedback, there were the following issues with it: – Composition and context: distorted relationship and perspective of the main sheep, not convincing visual depth – Color: not clear why I used certain…

Part two – Assignment 2: Self Evaluation

How did I do against the assessment criteria? Demonstration of technical and Visual Skills I applied my learnings from the previous exercises for this assignment. Especially the usage of line and tone, color washes, ‘negative’ drawing with frisket pen, collage technique with transfer paper etc. Going through several steps of observation from life animals and their environment, I used my sketches…

Part two – Assignment 2: Your own environment

I have reworked this assignment after receiving valuable feedback from my tutur: see here   After some thoughts back and force whether to go for bathroom interior as in project 4 or for an animal drawing I decided for the latter one. As I felt a bit unsatisfied after the completion of project 5 (see my reflection) I wanted to find a good conclusion…

Part One – Assignment 1 – A personal still life

With this my first assignment I will demonstrate what I’ve learned and how I can apply my skills in drawing a still life with objects that have some meaning to me. It was requested to set up objects with interesting shapes and angles and to consider the negative space. Application of light and dark, various tones will allow the creation…