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Charlotte Bryan Independent Practice


Dogme 95 1 Day, 3 Tasks Francis Al每s Getting the ideas I looked at the three main things I do most days: illustrating, tidying my room and hoovering. I examined the work of Francis Al每s, who interests me because of his concern with everyday environments, which are altered by his interventions. One of the qualities of these interventions lies in his use of editing, creating narrative clips from different angles, which are never dull. With this inspiration, I chopped up the key moments of the footage to engage in the principle of stop motion and to show the narrative of the three tasks. I choose to follow rule 1 from our first presentations, where we were asked to explain ourselves and/on our practice. This was at the expense of rule 4.

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Tidying

Hoovering

Illustrating


Drawing Cartoons Starting Points


Techniques and Skills I was making characters with inspiration to such people as John Burgerman, as well as coming up with my own characters, from my imagination. The aim of this constant illustrating was to improve my skills of drawing. To get quicker at using programmes such as Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop.


From this it was a case of making them have a purpose. A mind, aspirations and have more personality. Coming up with more charactors based on a biography.

Name:

Hair colour:

Age:

Eye colour:

Date of Birth (dd.mm.yyyy):

Weight (lbs):

Occupation:

Height (ft):

Country:

Your favourite -

Worst day of the week:

Colour: Food: Drink:

Best day of the week:

Film: Television show: Type of music:

Aim for next year:


Name:

Hair colour:

Age:

Eye colour:

Date of Birth (dd.mm.yyyy):

Weight (lbs):

Occupation:

Height (ft):

Country:

Your favourite -

Worst day of the week:

Colour: Food: Drink:

Best day of the week:

Film: Television show: Type of music:

Aim for next year:


Drawing Cartoons Starting Points Different Approach This was a way of getting myself to experiment with faster and more active drawing, as well as drawing on a different scale. I went into a cafe and tried to draw everyone. This was helping me with both instant drawing skills, and my note taking. I wrote down their features and drew the way they were standing/sitting. It gave me more of an understanding on how people sit and working on my perspective also.


Experiments Observation Picture Book This project I feel incorporates things that have learnt on all previous drawings and experiments. Seeing as with all previous projects I had learnt certain things that worked or things that didn’t work. As well as things that improved my work and things that I would like to include. Taking the technique of drawing as seen at the beginning, I had already tested out the ways to draw that worked best for me. I also knew already which ways of making them digital were the most efficient. The Playmobil toys in my story link both to the observational drawing and also the idea that it is something that is personal to me. I used to play with these toys a lot when I was young, I liked to put them into families and put them in the environment I was in. Using under the sofa as a home for example. With this idea of a book, I am intending to not go for the traditional story in books. No sheep or farm animals that realistically cannot be found by kids unless they visit a farm. Household items that are found no matter what house you are in. Using a already popular toy that interacts with kids and shows them what they come across on their journey. Text that is simple to communicate to the young generation. Mainly acting as a picture book, with some accompanying text. This whole story is based on the idea that the two logo boy and girl fall off their shelf and get lost in the kitchen, coming across things as they try and find their way back. A lot more work is needed but I am a lot clearer about the direction I would like to take, and the more work I have to do to achieve this.


Salt and Pepper


Experiments Darkroom Different Process Feeling a bit lost I ventured into a process I enjoyed a lot when I was in year 2. Going into the darkroom and experimenting with my own personal photos. Trying to come up with narratives and using acetate to show the words. As this was an experiment I did not know where this would lead me to. It did help me get lots of different outcomes in a short period of time. Such as some with text and others where I was able to draw onto the acetate to include some illustration too. From this I learnt that there are not only book covers with illustrations but there is a possible realm for photographs on front covers. Although this is something that I don’t want to pursue for a final project it was a possible route I know I could try in the future. Aspects of this that I wish to improve is the way that the text sits on the page. Unfortunatly the ouline of where I cut the acetate shows up on the image. Improving this I shall try and use different material to see which one works better.


This page shows where I tried to incorporate my diary entries to fit with an image. This is something I was thinking to use for a final project. The bottom images text did not show up. I liked the play on words along with the picture.


Final Ideas Evaluation 3rd Year Work Since the start of 3rd year I have slowly come to realise where I would like to be in terms of both industry and working independently. Having always illustrated this was the step I chose to go into. Although a lot of work done this year seemed to stop short in terms of ideas, I feel that all the projects shown here still taught me something about the way I work. I also learnt from them in different ways. Learning that practise makes perfect and drawing is something I have to keep up. Also keeping up with skills I already have and improving on them. Even leaning ones for the first time through experimenting. The negatives of this year for me are; the fact that a lot of projects came to dead ends and therefore made me feel a bit down as to where I wanted to go. Also having ideas that I was confident to get on with, rather than trying and experimenting more. The positives being despite not achieving what I wanted for different projects, I learnt what to do or not to do for next time. This ultimately shaping me into a better illustrator. Understanding both the pace I work at and what skills I had that I could apply to my work, and skills I could improve on. Overall I have learnt a lot about myself, and way of working. I have a better understanding of where I wish to pursue for FMP and the future.


Final Ideas Proposal Final Major Project For my FMP I am going to make a picture book. This would be for the ages of 0-3years old, consisting of minimal text and more pictures to engage the kids. This would be of maximum A6 size, so that is it small and compact for kids to carry around with them at all times. But there is the possibility that an A4 size may be considered for the pictures to stand out. The theme of the book will use previous aspects I have looked into such as photos in the darkroom. This could be a possible aspect to look into and then adding some illustrations onto it. Something that has not been done before and also something that is not your conventional picture book. To sum up: an exploration into photographic and illustrative imagery, all put into a understandable and fun book for children.


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