Category: Part 5

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…

Part 5: Sketchbook 5 – Bodily and visual awareness of markings

In preparation of my final drawings for this assignment, I am doing a few sketchbook studies on markings. Goal for this: To feel with strong bodily awareness the tactile sensations of making various markings.   Learnings: Touch & pressure: a light hovering over the surface makes me feel stronger the irregularities Speed: my markings do change if I make them…

Part 5: Re-called sensations of site experience – Large scale

As further elaboration of my previous re-called sensational drawings (Schaffeld, weblog post Dec 2015) I planned for larger scale drawings. I recorded my drawing process and my articulated thoughts alongside it on video-audio for my own reference. Drawing #9: I started with a re-called sensation of touch and auditory in chalk, feeling the moment of drawing, the touch of the material,…

Part 5: Visual research (2) – Context of my subject

For my personal project I will refer especially to the following mostly contemporary artists and concepts. For reference see also my Visual Research (1) – Schaffeld 10 Nov 2015, see post. Emma Stibbon (b. 1962) ‘Hverir’, 2012 and other works. [Online image] Available from:   https://www.royalacademy.org.uk/artist/emma-stibbon-ra [accessed 12 Oct2015] Claude Heath (b.1964) => for his gestural drawings Tatiana Trouve (b.1968) => for her drawings that explore…

Part 5: Notes – Re-thinking subject and approach

From my sketchbook studies, researches, and experience on site and re-called sensations, I am thinking how to  define closer my subject and drawing approach. I know that I have to focus and come to the point.  I am optimistic that at the end all comes together. However, I have to watch the timeframe for this course. I am collection here some notes. My…

Part 5: Re-called sensations of site experience

After my previous studies and reflecting on my personal project through my written statement (second attempt) I continued with the next step of re-called sensations of my site experience. Background are my: On site drawings (weblog post, 14 Nov 2015) Understanding techniques of translucent, disguise, and distortion (weblog post, 30 Nov 2015) Sensational experience (tactile) of the human body (my face)…

Part 5: Written statement – second attempt V2 – plan for action

Second attempt (18 Dec 2015) (around 500 words) Questions to answer: – Why you chose it, which artists, materials, methods, themes, etc., interest my and why? – Working through this final drawing project, reflect on what you’ve done before and what you’re doing now- – Critically assess your own work and complete a piece of writing. – Showing my ability…

Part 5: Sketchbook 4 – A three level sensational experience of the human body

As by my learnings from sketchbook series #3 n facial structures (see Schaffeld, 30 Nov 2015) as well as based on my on site drawings (Schaffeld, 14 Nov 2015), I wanted to study more the ‘landscape’ of the human body. Especially the face in relation to a sensational experience. I have the feeling that my project is moving towards a better understanding of the…

Part 5: Sketchbook 3 – Markings for disguise, distortion, and translucent techniques

In continuation of my search for subject, markings, and techniques, I did studies on figurative drawing (portrait, face) in my sketchbook. My goals were to understand: the techniques for working with powders, pigment and scalpel how to work translucent techniques of collage and dé-collage related to distortion and disguise (paper, tissue) context: approaches of a few artists (see my visual research)…

Part 5: Outdoor – first attempts on site – sensual experience

One of my possible subjects is ‘Outdoors‘, in context with figurative drawing, reflections, or other? I am open for new experiences and just want to get started. During my previous researches on ambiguity (Schaffeld, weblog post 30 Oct 2015 and weblog post 10 Nov 2015), I came across the phenomenological approach (as structure of experience, perception and consciousness – quite a…

Part 5: Contextual research – Ambiguity in art literature

From my mind map I was excited to look into ambiguity in drawing, what and how it is and how it could help e in my drawing approach. Definition of Ambiguity: Lack of definition , lack of resolution (Sawdon ed al, 2015) Dalmau, M. (2003) ‘Ambiguity as a conceptual framework for Design‘ Based on the publication of Gaver, Beaver, Benford…

Part 5: Sketchbook 2 – simplified markings – figurative outdoor

I continued with trying a few sketches in graphite, ink (for his ease of use on the road) and gouache for overlay. My goal: to find the most important edges for form and atmosphere.   Learnings: A combination of line and tone is an appropriate way to depict form and atmosphere (washes) Use of gouache helps to ‘hide’ forms and to merge…

Part 5: Visual research (1) – An overview

Link to the entire document incl visuals: D1: My personal project – Visual research – an overview Looking at my own works, recent assignments, and my mind map, I decided to do a broader visual research on various aspects. So far I decided to look deeper into the following aspects as they appeared to be my stronger and engaging topics, but…

Part 5: Sketchbook 1 – On search for ambiguous and simplified markings

A friend of my wife went on vacation and her cat (a persian cat) was our guest for a week. I took the opportunity to study various markings (expressive, abstract, ambiguous, simplified) with the cat ‘Carla’ as my model. I consider this as a visual way of idea capture. Sketches 1 – 12: annotated in my paper learning log Learnings What…

Part 5: Written statement – first attempt V1

Combining figurative art and outdoor elements as an investigation and exploration of spaces, forms, and atmospheres. By using abstract and expressive marks I am looking for creation of a sense of movement and volatility. By restricting myself primary to dry media and powders I will push the limits of what drawing can mean in a strong physical approach. The drawing…

Part 5: Initial ideas to myself – preparation personal project

Looking at: Expressiveness, figure drawing, visual and bodily awareness, ambiguity. Make a mind map. Set my starting point. Figure drawing: an attitude towards expression (Buchman, 2010) Considering my own mental and emotional state before, during and after drawing process My visual awareness: Seeing My bodily awareness: Feeling and moving Music: the qualities of lines, shapes, colors, and relationships (melodic, rhythmic, harmonic)…

Part 5: Self assessment of previous parts

To do: Reviewing assignments and my own reflections Assignment 1 – reflection Assignment 2 – reflection – rework Assignment 3 – reflection Assignment 4 a), b), and c)  – reflection Part One +  Sketchbook, learning log, experimental approach – Reflection on sketchbook studies, engagement with media and surface, observational skills Part Two + Sketchbook, confidence in being experimental, learning log, contextual research – Scaling up, exploring surface an texture, use of color, medium,…

Notes for my personal project part 5 – talk with my tutor

After receiving the feedback from my tutor on assignment 4, we scheduled a Skype call to discuss open questions and possible approaches for my personal project. It lasted around 40 min. It was greatly beneficial to see my tutor and he showed me even some ideas and techniques. Conclusions: My emotional attraction is going at this moment towards: – Figurative drawing,…