So this week we got a lesson on PLPs which I found really useful as every time it comes to writing a PLP I'm stuck on what to write. So now I know what to do the next time I have to write one.
Last week we were given a new brief for our pathways project and so we all have to do research into the three pathways in art and see which ones we may prefer in our later years in the degree. We then have to present our findings in a PowerPoint presentation which I am quite nervous for, as I have never done one of these since standard grade English in third year, so I am a little rusty.
|My PowerPoint presentation.|
For my Critical review, I knew I wanted to do something related to Kokascha's Portrait of a Degenerate artist, which he painted in retaliation to the Nazi's banishing any art that wasn't considered "classical". After searching through some article, I found one on the guardian talking about the discovery of 1,500 pieces of art work in a flat in Munich. I found this article interesting as it talked about how this could reveal Hitler's true opinions on art.
This week we started a printing workshop for our transformation brief. I am glad we started this as printing is something I have always heard of other people doing, but I have never had the chance to myself.
We started off doing mono printing, I stuck to just using black, so I could get used to the process.
|I took the negative of these prints after doing the first one. This is|
the image of a single snowdrop - a symbol of death
to fit in with my theme of decay.
|I did a quick sketch of a fly and I like how the negative of this|
|For this one I tried to draw a crow, but it didn't turn out very well|
We also did more PhotoShop work in Friday's lesson, this time experimenting with different blend modes, for some I also experimented with hue, saturation and brightness etc.
| Fro this photograph of a bonfire, I used the blend mode linear light and overlayed a dark purple |
colour on top. I also edited the colour balance.
|This is a photograph of a fly, I inverted the colours, and edited how much it was |
posterised and the channel mixtures. I then used the blend mode colour
dodge and overlayed a dark blue.
|This is a photograph of a mouldy lemon, i used the blend mode divide|
and overlayed green. I also edited the hue and saturation levels.
|With my photograph of decayed nectarines I used a vivid light blend|
mode and overlayed a dark red colour.
|This is a photograph of a rusted swing and used|
the hard mix blend mode. I then overlayed a red
green gradient over the top
|On this photograph of a broken wall I used the blend mode linear burn, and overlayed a purple colour.|