Wednesday, 29 May 2013

Learning Outcomes

1. Identify the basic elements of visual stimulus.

Within this module we were tasked to create imagery from the grass-roots level. By creating our marks, textures, forms and colours in experimental sessions we were able to see exactly what we could use to build up our own set of images to then be used for final pieces. By taking parts of these mark-making exercises and using them in many different ways I was able to see how my images came together. This meant finding my own ways of creating certain objects, materials and designs using brush marks and colours that I had made myself. This taught me to see how my images came together, creating new imagery from a number of different sources.

2. Enable students to use drawing and artist techniques to describe observed and imaginary situations.

By using the textures and mark-making pieces I created I was able to create unique custom brush marks in Photoshop and use various layer blending modes to create original imagery. By experimenting with these various mark-making techniques I was able to render certain environmental and character elements in different and interesting ways. From overlaying parts of my texture and colour experiments I was able to create new areas of interesting detail to my pieces, while flashes colour I would never usually use presented themselves to me. 

3. Enable students to develop a clear and communicative drawing style. 

I feel that this module has allowed me to open up a new direction of my work as it has made me think more about the importance of experimentation and mark-making in my pieces. This has led me to hone my drawing style more effectively by including these elements, helping my development as an artist by challenging me to address new and interesting ways of working. 

4. Encourage the development of a portfolio of experimental drawings for interviews. 

As I have mentioned, this module has kick-started my interest in using much more experimental approaches to the creation of my artwork. I can easily see the advantages of this kind of creation of imagery, from the speed and random nature that it allows for work for be conceptualised. In the past I have used these kinds of methods in my own work, but without the use of my own mark-makings and textures. As I have now done this for this module, I have started my interest in developing these skills for the future. Having a unique and original twist on my work is something that I feel is incredibly necessary in the current climate of the art industry; by having my very own style of work that is nothing like anyone else only help to set me apart from others. 

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