Assignment 3, criteria review

Demonstration of technical and visual skills – materials, techniques, observational skills, visual awareness, design and compositional skills (35%).

I have demonstrated a growing knowledge of perspective in this piece as well as a development in my use of line (or less line) for the final drawing.  I was able to capture the structure of the bridge relatively well in my preliminary sketches on site and was happy with the selection of viewpoints I worked with to construct a composition for the final piece.  I feel my work in the assignment shows my ability to be more selective with my mark making and shows a starting point for me working in a more considered fashion, and one that also hasn’t tightened me up.

Quality of outcome – content, application of knowledge, presentation of work in a coherent manner, discernment, conceptualisation of thoughts, communication of ideas (20%).

I have applied my knowledge of perspective quite well in the final piece and also show a progression through my inspiration from the two artists listed, to the two working drawings and onto the final piece.  I would say that this set of works lacks conceptualisation of thoughts or communication of ideas – it is more about a process of discovery, about taking the inspiration particularly from Dryden Goodwin and consolidating the guidelines from my tutor regarding my use of line. I do feel I could have done more and yet I also feel I reached an end point.  I acknowledge that my lack of interest in the subject matter is probably the reason I didn’t continue this project further.

Demonstration of creativity – imagination, experimentation, invention, development of a personal voice (25%).

Yes, my personal voice is evolving through this work – I find I am really interested in creating drawings with accurate perspective, and am also starting to finally understand how I might be more considered with my use of line.  However, I do feel that this body of work lacks an in depth progression through my imagination, my creativity and my invention.  It fell into place too quickly and I was unable to understand how to take this on further, having already reached the end point.  This is an area I would appreciate some pointers in – how do you know when to stop and when to continue – and how do you continue when it feels you have already reached a conclusion?

Context reflection – research, critical thinking (learning logs and, at second and third level, critical reviews and essays) (20%).

I have been really influenced by Dryden Goodwin during section 3 of D1. There is delicacy and intensity to his work which I have attempted to assimilate within my approach to my own work.  I have also been moved by the work of William Kentridge, having seen it in person, and I also feel that is quietly bubbling away informing my thoughts and approaches to my work.  I do feel this assignment has a much more considered approach, it was done with a consciousness that I probably haven’t incorporated before and I feel that shows in the way the work progressed (despite the fact that there is less work than I would have chosen to submit).



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