Thursday, 29 October 2009
Something which did make me stop to think was what Phil said about my figure in the picture looking like something out of a fairy tale. It wasn't until it was pointed out that I saw that theme coming into play.
Could I also have the assignment in my folder on my UCA to be emailed to me please. I can't seem to find the folders in which to access it from.
But first the final piece. The main idea really is to portray how I feel about being Autistic. The bases of the idea is that I feel trapped by it. The chain, padlock and room represent the Aspergers Syndrome. It is meant to represent that I am chained there and that even though I may leave the room (the worst part of AS) I will never be free of it. The pencil represents the fact that I will try and break free but it will be completly uneffective. I wanted to show vulnerablity by appearing half clothed.
I also hoped to show that as I've been with my AS for so long, it has allowed the wild life to grow metaphoricly speaking.
Thursday, 22 October 2009
Wednesday, 21 October 2009
I wasn't too sure about uploading these photos as I'm barely dressed in one of them. But then I saw on Farideh's journal she put up photos of herself in her underwear, so now I feel brave enough to upload these. They're photos I had help by my sister taking, to use for my final piece.
Also do we need to have our summer project uploaded onto here as part of our deadline?
For these ones we were simply told to draw however we wished and only had about 7 minutes to draw each pose. As much as I enjoyed doing it this way, I don't like these drawings. They remind me that when I draw I tend to lean towards that Manga style. It brings me back to the reason I did a foundation year before advancing onto this course.
This drawing is my favourite. Once again we were given the choice on how to draw the figure, so I chose to have another go at using only the negative space. Plus I think I enjoyed drawing on sugar paper. This made things a little more interesting and challenging because one gets bored with drawing on plain, thick white paper all the time. I was forced to use a darker and softer pencil. Otherwise the pencil marks didn't show up. Overall, even though I felt rather rough that evening, this life drawing class has been the best one so far.
Tuesday, 20 October 2009
Robot model not mine. Same goes for the rocket.
Animated the Robot. Didn't turn out quite right though. The lighting is too dark and the angle of the camera is wrong but making the animation was easy enough. The rocket animation however turned out how it was meant to look. Had help from
Monday, 19 October 2009
Life drawing- Not much to say. Just I think 1 hour or more is too long to do just one drawing in.
We also had a change of models due to the woman being ill. It was rather a shock having to draw a man insted. Having never drawn a male model before meant the shock was tenfold
Sunday, 18 October 2009
Thursday, 15 October 2009
Tuesday, 13 October 2009
I then moved onto designing a background to fit in with the theme of my final portrait. The first background idea would be to have a window to the side of the blanked face figure with people outside showing emotion. One of the people outside would also be the autistic person with a smile or frown on their face to show the emotion inside. A similar idea to this would be instead of a window and other people being seen with expression, a ghostly form is seen instead. This would be the Autistic person with an angry determined look on their face behind the expressionless figure.
My other idea, which I'm not too sure on any more would be again back to the window idea, but of the Autistic person riding away on a horse with a smile on their face. This would be to show that they would be happy to be free and show how their feeling. However, I won't be using this idea as I don't think it expresses correctly the true feelings of not being able to show expression.
Monday, 12 October 2009
In the half term critique Phil mentioned about 'you've drawn represent the dreaded 'style-creep' that you MUST avoid; those faces are drawn in a very particular style that can say nothing about identity, because they are too stylised, too 'toony'. I think you're drawing them like that because you are comfortable doing so.' I am aware that the style was too cliché and leaning towards either a Disney' and 'Manga' style, however that was merely because I was sketching roughly, trying to get the idea down before I forgot to do so. If I had gone ahead with that idea, the faces would have been realistic. I'd have avoided the popular styles of Disney and Manga when I created them.
Tuesday, 6 October 2009
However, I'm not too sure with the way the images are positioned on the left hand side. I would prefer them to have a story like state as if with the right hand side of the picture.
My idea changed when Jolanta offered to take some photos of me working on a prize picture for my friend. At first I wasn't sure what to do with the photos she took as they were rather 'spur of the moment'. But then I realized I could combine it with the contest theme and so I came up with a rough sketch. The idea would be that it would show what goes on inside my head not only whilst I'm drawing but also most of the time.
Monday, 5 October 2009
I finally came up with an idea. A series of expressions based around a close up shot of an eye. The expressions are ones used on an everyday basis. The eye is meant to be the view of someone with Aspergers. The pupil has been blanked out completely because they can’t comprehend what emotion is what.