Tuesday, 31 January 2017

Week 1 Reflection on Group Critique of Sketchbook Work From Independent Study Weeks

Reflect on the comments you received in class today on your work from Weeks 11 and 12...

Independent Study Task: 

Working in your sketchbooks and blogs... 

....Think back over the last semester, what worked well?  Why do you think this worked? What approach do you need or would like to work on/develop/improve? Proportion, describing form through tone, foreshortening, composition, use of colour??? You decide!

Make a clear intention for the development of your drawing practice this Semester!

Thursday, 26 January 2017

Week 1 Review of Work and Tableaux


Derived from - Tableaux Vivant meaning ‘living pictures’

·      A picturesque grouping of persons or objects; a striking scene.

·      A representation of a picture, statue, scene, etc., by one or more persons suitably costumed and posed.

The effective use of Tableaux enables the visual artist to explore complex narratives visually.


An Experiment on a Bird in an Air Pump by Joseph Wright of Derby 1768

Jeff Wall

Vanessa Beecroft

Gregory Crewdson

Some themes to explore and get you to start thinking about telling stories visually for this weeks in-class assignments…

The Uninvited Guest
The Blind Leading the Blind
There’s Something I need to tell You
The Birthday Party
He will Not Divide Us
All Aboard the Fun Bus!

Animators and Illustrators are visual storytellers.
Imagining narratives and staging scenes are useful skills for animators and illustrators to develop. Good animators will often act out their shots to improve the timing and gestures of their characters.