Tuesday, 28 October 2014

Life Drawing

On Friday we did Life Drawing! I had never done it before so I was quite nervous, but it was absolutely find and really fun!

On the first sketch, Tim told us to draw not the figure in front of us, but just anything; a scribble, blob, whatever. This is what I drew (it's horrendous HA): - This is meant to represent the absence of someone.

On the second sketch, Tim told us to fill the canvas with charcoal, then rub out anything that resembled a figure. This is mine: - This is meant to represent the presence of someone or something. As if they've left the room. 

On the third sketch, we were told to doodle. We were given 3 minutes, then 2, then 1 to not take our pen off the paper. This is to represent the free energy/movement that the person has, unlike the previous charcoal drawings. Here is mine:

Even though it was fun, I've come to the conclusion that I am awful at it!!!!


For my visual CV I created it on Illustrator. I wanted it to still look very professional so I kept to a simple, but bold layout with a consistent colour theme. 


Friday, 17 October 2014


We were briefed to create an A3 mood board displaying 10/13 categories which we had to choose that represented ourselves. The categories I chose were:
  • Food
  • Animal
  • Weather
  • Transport
  • Past time
  • Music
  • Comfort
  • Place
  • Shoes
  • Clothes

This is my mood board:

I created this on Photoshop as I am not comfortable with drawing or illustration. However I thought I should make it a bit more interesting than a digital mood board (what we always do) so I drew some categories and scanned it in. When I scanned them in and tried to put it together, the illustrations didn't quite look right with the digital images, so I decided to make all my images look like they have a watercolour effect to blend in with the illustrations. I downloaded some watercolour brushes online and made the canvas grain larger, so that it looks like an arty piece of work. Reflecting on this, I am still not happy with the layout; it could have been neater, but I did experiment with illustration. I will also probably make another digital what am I like.

Friday, 10 October 2014

FCP year 2

Ahhhh year two of FCP. This year looks MUCH more exciting. It is mainly about self promotion & improving on our research.

This past week, our lectures and seminars have been about improving our research (the context) in order to do it properly until we get to a "big idea" - which will lead us to the "creative idea" (what our idea looks like) until we finally execute it to the consumers eye. As research can be very boring and long, we may not carry it out properly. Therefore we should make it interesting, like carrying out experiments! E.g. Derren Brown's research experiments are very exciting to watch and we learn a lot from them!

Self Promotion work will start next week, but we are all learning this to follow up to our Berlin trip in January where will have created business cards and will use those to get into trade shows at Berlin Fashion Week.