Leeds Arts University BA (Hons) ILLUSTRATION LAUIL603 Extended Practice
Statement of Intent
Rationale This year I will make work for briefs which suit my practice as I do not want to make the same mistakes as last year, where I allowed competition briefs to slow down the development of my practice. I will only choose live/competition briefs which I feel are relevant and useful to the growth of my portfolio and practice. During this module I want to develop my collage skills as this is something I began to do last year. I will do this through self-directed briefs and ‘editions’. As well as this I want to combine collage with printing techniques such as monoprint and screenprint. This will allow my technical skills at printing to grow but also to explore the combination of these techniques and processes in more detail. In addition to this I want to continue from work I made for Applied Illustration last year by creating more editorial illustrations. I want to use monoprint again as I think this was successful last year, and combine it with collage. I want to work with a collective of other illustration students to promote our work and sell it at print fairs. I think this will be a good introduction into life after university and how we can promote and sell our own work.
Themes / Subjects • Nature - continuing from summer sketchbook work, looking at plants and flowers. Explored through sketchbook and printing - editions. • Editorials – Choosing articles that I am interested in, focusing on articles about art and design. • Music – Working towards competition briefs that are focused on music such as Secret 7” and the 27 Club. Products / Methods of Distribution • Editorial illustrations for print and digital distribution, creating GIFs as well. • Retail – creating work to sell at print fairs/online shop. • Book cover design. • Exhibitions, poster design Practical Skills / Media / Formats • Collage - Using my sketchbook to play around with different ideas and compositions, being experimental and playful. • Printing - Growing my technical skills as well as experimenting with combining different print techniques and collage. Monoprint and screenprint. • Photoshop – putting work together and editing it digitally.
Brief 1: Self Directed Flower Series
Rationale: A self directed project that I can use to explore printing and collaging processes. Inspired by flowers throughout the year this project is a long term exploration of their colour and form. This project will grow my technical skills at printing whilst also allowing me to produce work that I can sell at print fairs and online. The project does not have a specific end point and will continue after the module ends. Brief 2: Self directed Boxing Prints and Collages
Rationale: A self directed project which explores found imagery of boxers through sketchbooks, prints and GIFs. This project is an opportunity to experiment and be playful with combing collage, monoprint and screenprint. The project culminates in a small screenprinted zine.
Brief 3: Penguin Student Design Award
Deadline 06/03/18 Rationale: To create a book cover for Animal Farm. I chose to do this brief as I wanted to learn from mistakes made in second year on compromising my designs to fit with existing work. An opportunity to improve design skills.
Brief 4: Hookworms Poster
Rationale: Another opportunity to improve design skills, combining image and text into one poster.
Brief 5: Dog Park Zine
Rationale: A quick turn around brief to create work to submit to a zine. Using a combination of print and collage.
Brief 6: Editorial Illustrations
Rationale: To create a set of editorial illustrations using collage and print processes. This brief allows for a clear application of my work, which could be distributed online or in print. Creating a mix of still images and GIFs is relevant to the current editorial illustration industry. Brief 7: Secret 7”
Rationale: Creating a 7x7” illustration to go with a song, if chosen to be featured in an exhibition and then sold. Using papercut collage to visually represent the song.
Brief 8: 27 Club Exhibition
Rationale: A quick turn around brief to produce a collage for an exhibition on the lives and music of the 27 club.