Part Four Feedback Reflection

Overall:

My tutor noticed effort and attention to detail and said it will pay off.

As usual there were some great tips in my feedback, here my tutor recommended to help capture perspective of circular object or a circular space to position my objects linear, the visible difference in sizes will help.

My tutor suggested to work / concentrate on one drawing, rather that doing too many different ones. ‘Reworking can produce more textured results.’

Research:

My tutor noticed the work I put in research of movement in interiors. I researched various examples and noticed ‘different types of movement’. I also tried to apply to apply the knowledge gained through my research to my own work.

Doing additional research (as I did with perspective lines on my walks) will improve my skills in observing spaces.

Creativity:

My tutor said that I continue to develop my creativity and it is showing more, especially in abstract drawing of still life. She recommended the group drawing sessions. I should also remember that this type of drawing does not have to represent exact image of my object. I need to trust my hand more and draw on larger sheet of paper.

Even though I had a good start at photoshop I should try and play more with images in photoshop, such as layering and adding background, it will make the abstract image look more ‘real’.

My tutor said my perspective drawing attempts were a good start, I received a helpful tip to place vanishing points outside of my paper.

Communication & Presentation:

My tutor said that drawing movement and people is difficult, but I gave it a good go, trying different approaches.

I should practice drawing people using freeze-frame on TV and do quick stick drawings, showing angles and lengths of limbs. Also including, wrists, elbows and knees will help express the movement and make the figures look right.

My ways of expressing movement using lines, spirals, colour, and gradients were successful.

I am pleased to know that navigating my learning log is easy and that the layout is clear.

Critical reflection:

My tutor said that my personal reflection is detailed, and I explain my thoughts and processes is an easy to understand way.

She also noted that ‘I can think across the tasks and make connections in my work which show development in my understanding.’

I am very pleased with these comments as not only I need to learn; I also need to show what I learnt through my learning log and reflection. I am glad I am doing it right.

My James Turrell contextual study showed what I learnt about light and framing views. It also showed how I applied that new knowledge to different interior spaces, and I was ‘referencing it back and forth’ – which will ‘enrich my future design work.’

To improve my work:

I should improve my drawing skills by practising as much as I can, quick 10-minute sketches of random views of spaces and objects I observe.

Life drawing practice would help me understand the proportions of human body better. Free online classes were recommended by my tutor as well as OCA workshops (that I signed up for already).

My tutor said not to be too careful with it, just to follow through even if it does not look right it will all fall into place.

I am very pleased with the feedback I received, I shall follow the tips and recommendations specified in my feedback.

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