- Reviewing assignments and my own reflections
- + Sketchbook, learning log, experimental approach
- – Reflection on sketchbook studies, engagement with media and surface, observational skills
- + Sketchbook, confidence in being experimental, learning log, contextual research
- – Scaling up, exploring surface an texture, use of color, medium, context & mark making, creation of textures
- + Sketchbook (experimental, interrogative, ambiguity, explorative)
- – Illustrative, use of color, scaling up, use of perspective
- + Confidence in new found drawing approach, expressiveness, value for materials ad surface
- – more critical reflection of sketchbook studies and ideas, use of collage
Scoring of my development according to assessment criteria
For this I quickly assessed based on my above reflection the elements of the assessment criteria with a simple score (-, 0, +, ++). I did not use a ‘++’ yet, as I feel that I need more practice and I believe that this will come with level 2 and 3. Although I struggled with part 2, I can see a development curve, especially in the field of my technical and visual skills but also in the quality of outcome. Creativity and reflection were a stable strong area (though I need to be more critical reflective on my sketchbooks studies)
My most enjoyable and successful studies from part 1 – 4
For this I screened all my previous works and selected rapidly where I felt emotionally most connected to. At the end most of them were from part 4, 1 form part 2, and two from part 3. I think this has to do with my drawing confidence that I found during part 4.
The main reasons for my choice are my engagement level and joy with a more physical intense working on the surface and where I didn’t know the outcome at all ! Quite fascinating.
My technical skills improved as my confidence with the materials used. I embraced a quite experimental approach and with rather intense interaction of me, the surface, and the material. When I was absorbed in the process, not knowing what the final image would look like I showed more visual and bodily awareness. When I had already a certain final image in my mind I was less successful. The ‘final image’ connotation could be a barrier.
At times I think some drawings could have been worked more, some less. To decide when to do what would be an important reflection for me during this project.
Citing my tutor:
“to see every piece as a study, to prevent a creation that eventually become contrived or ‘dead'”
Conclusions and Learnings:
- Freshness, expressiveness, experimental approach from my sketchbooks
- Contextualise, explore, interrogate, and investigate space, atmosphere, energy
- Value surface (paper, texture, coloured ground)
- Building on my at times stronger ideas in my sketchbooks
- Deeper critical reflection on my sketchbook studies (Why? What if..?) – stronger discernment
- Finding new way for / create ambiguity through implication, elimination, and applying abstract markings
- Push harder the limits and ideas – as well as my own limits
- Show high visual and bodily awareness during the drawing process
- See each drawing as a study to learn from
- A feeling that assignment pieces need to be final or finished drawings – all are studies that are part of my learning
- Draw illustrative
- Use pure colors (just for mood & atmosphere, e.g coloured grounds)
- Be careful how and when to use collage
- Be careful when to use ink (dilute more)