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Project 4 – Developing Design Ideas: Stage 1 – Introduction and Preparation

The purpose of this project is to try to develop an eye for design and the simple basis for this relies on the spacing of objects and lines within a space and making objects ‘move’. In this first stage I … Continue reading

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Project 3: Colour: Stage 1

For this part of the course the subject of study is colour and something that intrigues and excites me but also confuses as colour is subjective to light and to how an individual person sees it when used in conjunction … Continue reading

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Project 2 – Developing your marks – Stage 6

USING THREAD AND YARNS TO CREATE TEXTURES The course notes state that you can make your own yarns from fabric, rags, stockings, polythene, leather or dyed muslin strips cut, torn or twisted together. I had already discovered how effective this … Continue reading

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Project 2 – Developing your marks – Stages 4 – 5

STAGE 4 – PREPARING TO CREATE TEXTURES As the course notes say through out I am becoming very much aware of textures in both my sketches and in life around me generally – I am taking more photos of texture … Continue reading

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Project 2: Developing your marks – Stages 1-3

For Project 2 the idea was to develop the drawing marks made and learnt in the first project into stitch and although I was originally going to use a combination of machine and hand embroidery I eventually decided to stick … Continue reading

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Project 1: Stage 4 – Working from my sketchbooks

For this stage I was required to look back through all my work and choose 4 or 5 of the images that were rich in texture and then make a series of textural drawings as I did in Stage 3 … Continue reading

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Project 1: Stage 3 – Using marks to create surface textures: Exercises 1 & 2

Before I started the exercises in this section I looked back at my studies on Paul Klee, Picasso and also Van Gogh plus the sketch I have of myself by Robert Lenkiewicz. ¬†All 3 artists have very different ways of … Continue reading

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