A2: Proj4 Stage 3 “Selecting from drawings” and Stage 4 “Developing design ideas”
I combined these two exercises and found new images and drew my versions of them for design ideas.
did you manage to make space move?
I’m not sure. in some of the drawings I think it did, but in others, it didn’t really — some of them are too “flat”
what are your thoughts about the drawings you did in stage 1?
I can see how the eye’s attention and focus is drawn around the page by the placement of the black squares on the page. and the use of single versus multiple squares. it highlights the idea of using whitespace, and how to draw focus for the objects.
were you able to use your drawings successfully as a basis for further work? are there any other things you would like to try?
some of them. I’d like to try more techniques other than creating patterns as I think i seem to draw patterns too often. these can be useful, though it’s good to be able to draw other objects well also. I think I should also practice more drawings for designs as I tend to draw a lot of disparate objects/shapes and then have an idea for a design which isn’t directly developed from the work. there are some aspects which work their way through, though I think a person would need to look at lots of my other work to see this. it’s less obvious than being able to show direct progression of an idea sketched out. I need to work on this more.
now that you have a good working method, do you feel confident that you can carry on working in this way independently?
I think so. after spending so long on this assignment, I think I have finally got into the practice of working on a drawing/sketchbook page each night or every second night. I think the more I practice this, the more my work improves.