Sunday, 18 September 2011

Second Week: Graphic Design

First of all, yes I changed my blog title, just to be awkward.

Secondly, this week was all about Graphic Design at college. I was most excited about this area, as I'm pretty set on specialising in Illustration.
So the first day was about Typography, the one area of Graphics that I dislike. I did have a fair bit of fun with it though. Unlike the previous week, where we did a project that lasted throughout the whole week, with Graphics we did one project a day. So for typography we had to come up with a word or phrase to place somewhere in the building. So I thought I'd be really clever and put a No Entry sign above the entrance to the fourth floor.

The second day was a lot more fun, as we were studying illustration, based around the theme of Identity. So this was definitely my favourite bit so far. I ended up focusing on the hairstyles of the people in my group. It was an interesting project 'cause they tried to get us thinking about portraiture differently. I do portraits of people a lot, so I was really having to rethink everything. But I eventually came out with this, which I am pretty proud of:

On Wednesday, I had a day off, but we had an assignment to go to a couple of exhibitions in London and take some notes and do some drawings. The first place I went was the Victoria and Albert Museum, which was pretty good, but filled with CSM students. I did rather enjoy some of the exhibits though, like the McQueen Armadillo shoes. It was really something to see the shoes in person and look at the textures and stuff.
The second place I went to was the Hayward Gallery for the John Cage exhibition. I won't write much about it, but I really recomend it!

And on Thursdayyyyyy we looked at Graphic Photography. This was good fun because we got to work in pairs, and we were working on word play. So by the end of the day, Yuanshi and I came up with this watch:

The idea is that he's watching you.

And other things? I've been rewatching a lot of Misfits during my time actually spent at home, and I also finished drawing this:

It's Sarah Kerrigan (aka. Queen of Blades) from Starcraft. I've recently been really interested in SC2, and I'm planning on buying it as soon as I get my laptop.

I promise this blog will get more interesting soon.

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