Yvette Earl Website Blog
Type of brief: I feel I respond best to a tight brief, I feel I need direction then once I have it set what I’m going to do I can work really well, I think the print process in the Occult brief showed this. Although if it’s something I have an insight into I am able to engage in the project as though I had restrictions, the Heros brief was quite open but I managed ok with that as I was doing something I’m really interested in personally. Integral elements: I definitely work best when I’m drawing from life my camera observations show this, there my favourite thing I done this year. I can get really into a drawing if I’m doing something very detailed I have the patience to sit for a good few hours working away at something just so I can get the tiny details that I want. I also really love working on a big format where you can let loose a bit more, I like working with a range of media from crayons to ink. I’ll develop this by drawing from life every day, I plan on keeping a summer sketchbook and picking a theme every week to develop my drawings skills with. I can only get better. Success: I think my strengths lie in high detailed work, it’s something I really love doing too. I also found a passion for print when I was doing the occult project, something which I’m going to develop more. The pieces I like the most are my detailed work the Little White Lies piece and my book on collections. I took my camera drawings further and edited them in photoshop, my skills with photoshop are getting a lot better and I’m gaining more confidence with it. Problems: I have an issue with having confidence in my own work, I put myself down a lot and compare everything I do to others. I stress way too easily too if the slightest thing goes wrong that’s it I think the full project is ruined and nothing will work again. Although I am gaining more confidence in myself, especially after my book collections book which I really liked, I just need to think more positively! and not convince myself of the worst. Personality: One of the things I think I actually have going for me work wise is that I have a lot of interests which I try to get across in my work, and of course there really great interests, obviously. I love music which is something I always work too, my music taste is also really diverese ranging from Trash Talk to Ludovico Einaudi. I have a massive love for horror films which definitely influences me a lot, this goes into horror comics and art. I collect zines and I’m currently in the process of doing 2 myself, a photography and illustration one which im doing with someone else and another one with a fashion promotion student. I love what I do I love drawing and I love how subjective art is. I like the direction I’m currently heading in, I feel like I’m starting to develop my own style I let this just happen naturally and this has worked best for me. I’m taking print further, planning on doing some prints of my camera drawings to sell. I’m desperate to get an internship at NoBrow, dream job! that’s what Im currently working towards and it’s pushing me on
Everything is broken Little White Lies
Everything is broken
Little White Lies
Personal Development Plan Draw draw draw!!! I need to draw religously from life, I can only get better with this. I want to develop my skills further with photoshop and the best way I learn this is by just sitting at the program chipping away at it. I want to do more work with mixed media as it’s something I enjoyed with the heroes brief using the crayons and the quink, and on a big scale. Doing more print practice, I want to try and develop my own print method carry on with the lino and do as much screen printing as I can. I want to continue to produce work that uses a wide range of medias. I’m taking the aspect of ‘instant art’ further, zines are something I really enjoy and just love the idea of, I have 2 zines lined up and I’m planning on selling some prints. I just want to get my work out there! and develop my print skills so I can apply for an internship at NoBrow. I intend on entering competitions when I can and I’m currently working on the ‘amulets;’ competition. My confidence has grown a lot this year but I still have some issues at times with believing in my work, which needs to change if I don’t believe in it who else will. I stress and panic way too much I need to sort this out aswell, it’ll never completely go as it’s something I do all the time with anything, if you were completely layed back though would you really get the best out of your work? I can only get better with practice which is the main thing for me, I’m never going to be totally amazing at drawing but I like the way I draw it has some personality and I think you can which work I’ve done.