Friday, June 27, 2008

Tidying Up

Well, I think I have finished module 2, so I will bring it all to summer school and find out. I enjoyed playing with the faces and figures, which surprised me as I normally avoid them. This week, I have been having a bit of a tidy up/sort of all the loose bits and have also updated my website. It now has all the notes relating to making the assessment piece (previously scattered around this blog) including the sample animations and a link to the complete final version on YouTube - click here to visit my site . I still need to do something to show the complete piece in situ, so I can't wave it goodbye quite yet. I can't believe it is a year since I started on it - even I don't normally take so long to finish things. Must have been all that thinking time!

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Module 2 Chapter 12, Even More Faces

I am on a roll this week, so here are some more faces -could have carried on but I ran out of decorated papers. There is a fresh batch drying so fingers crossed for inspiration tomorrow.

This is my basic face shape cut into pieces the shapes of which were inspired by a Naum Gabo sculpture. What follows are some designs using these shapes.


Monday, June 16, 2008

More Chapter 12 - Faces

Carrying on the same theme but this time I have taken an outline of a face from a photograph and drawn it larger, exaggerating the features. I drew lines across the face following the contours of the nose, mouth and eyebrows and then cut it up, using the pieces as stencils to create more patterns. The colours are clearer and stronger in real life, for some reason these seem not to photograph well.

Thursday, June 12, 2008

Module 2 Chapter 12

I'm slow but I get there eventually. Chapter 12 is all about faces and figures - here are some of my paper designs using a silhouette. I drew my daughter's shadow by pinning paper on the wall and then reduced it with a good old fashioned pantograph as the paper was too big for the copier. As with the pin-men, these designs are made by tracing and cutting out in coloured papers.