03 August 2015
On this postgraduate placement I created a booklet based on the two exhibitions, Artist Rooms: Robert Therrien and In Search of the Miraculous. As well as researching both exhibitions, I wrote, designed and illustrated the booklet. I created questions to help viewers engage with the artwork and designed creative tasks for visitors to take part in during their visit.
23 July 2015
On the placement with Newlyn Art Gallery I am making a gallery guide for young people aged between 13-25 years.
At the start of the project I had the idea to create a guide that felt like an artist scrap book. A mock-up of this idea can be viewed below. I felt this idea was appropriate as the aims of this guide was to help viewers engage with the art on display, to encourage curiosity and make the gallery space less intimidating to those unfamiliar with it. I believe the warmth looseness of a scrap book design like this would encourage creative thinking. However because of the very quick turnover I had for this project, it was not possible to do this. Instead I had to opt for the quickest medium to work with which is digital media.
Although I could not go ahead with the idea I was set on, I am pleased with the result using digital media because it has created a simple, bold look and lets the illustrations capture the focal point. The colour scheme in the font reflect the colour scheme used in the galleries branding.
05 April 2015
07 March 2015
These are some of the drawings I have created whilst trying to develop the visual aesthetics for the graphic novel I am in the process of writing.
I think that colour may appear in the panels that I want to symbolise a drastic change in atmosphere.
But for the majority of the book I want to use blank and white, focusing instead on the intensity in the tones and the movement creates by the pencil.
I have decided to use lettering created by rubber stamps because of the crooked quality that comes with inking each letter and stamping it.
In this drawing I start succeeding in making the drawings more loose and expressive and distorting the proportions so that the world I am recreating becomes unique but it is still recognisable.
I created a few pen drawings and then dismissed the media because it did not create the intense movement I am after.
In these last two drawings I created the style that I want use in the book. The proportions are distorted, from the figures to the scenery. One character has been transformed into a God like status because of their power within the narrative.