A:R:Reportage: Finalisations for prints for box and crit.

Along the way, I felt lost, but Iwas able to pick myself up once Isorted out the tests and possible finalisations.

Even with the crit, the feedback turned out to be good. I was pretty surprised, but it left me thinking about re-doing a few of my final prints because of the quality of them. Iunderstand, that it won’t take long, but Ifeels that what Iapplied with myself, I need to apply that to the prints. Organisation.

As stated before, Ichose the images and print methods that Ifelt would help to overall depict and convey my experience. I also chose some of the textured or paper types based on the location I was in, or could connect it to.

//The photos for the final pieces will be published soon. //


However, after the crit on Friday, Ishould consider adding the simlar textures to the animation, to probably link it to my boxed piece, to help stabalise the whole idea.

Over all, ths  project has allowed me to think a bit more deeply about how I’m going to take an idea further, or see things from a specific view. Ialso need to plan more in future about where I’m going to spend my time and what on. I feel that, Imay need to also consider the quality of my work and make sure that it’s treated preciously.

When it came to the exhibition though… I was stunned. Again.

Everyone had put in so much efffort this term and it really shines through in the work. So, in future, I’ll need ot do the same and take my time with things a little more, compared to this time.



A:R: Animation final outcome?

Going back to my first story board, I found myself wanting to base the animation on that.

It was a little more direct, compared to the second one,  but as Iset up my stage and got my handdrawn cutouts in place, I was catious.

As I intended o apply hand-drawn movements, I tried to move the figures around in a way to show my movement as I progressed through Brick lane.

Even when I had finally finished recording each frame; the uploading process in to after effects was starting  to tire me out. At moments, the footage wouldn’t upload or work and even when I was converting each image, it wouldn’t sequence them.

I had to use movie maker in the end to sequence all 400-500 photos.

As for the sound, that also had the issue of not working or syncing in correctly, but anyway, I had some recordings from my collection, that Ihad obtained. Iused that to help draw others in to being part of the sequence too. I also tried to make the song ;my way’ sound, as if it’s being echoed out or as if a radio was playing it. That was a little difficult to do, but well, the outcome so far, I was quite pleased with how smoothly it runs.

<p><a href=”https://vimeo.com/210603105″>My way</a> from <a href=”https://vimeo.com/user58527443″>Smgs707</a&gt; on <a href=”https://vimeo.com”>Vimeo</a&gt;.</p>






A:R: Developement 4: Monoprint

I love monoprinting.

I jus wanted to put that out there, but I like how it’s not so restricting and the textures you get out of just pressing your thumb or tool in to the paper is wonderful.

As my intention was to make or start developing my printed outcomes to be more monoprints than all of the other forms of printing, I started to connect my previous tests of creating motion with my drawings or observations with the monoprint lines and smudges.

Itried to recreate as many marks, to make the atmosphere seem busy. This, I think I achieved, but as Istarted to progress from thos tests, Iwanted to start drawing in my observational sketches and adding in that detail of motion, or thinking back to how Ican interpret my emotion and how Isaw the general atmosphere of that location at that time.

In doing this, it felt rather theropeutic. Icouldn’t stop myself from drawing for a while, but it was a nice step in the direction to getting some finalised pieces created.

While doing that, Idid start to draw on to chosen textured paper. Ichose specific papers that Icould connect to the moment or the part of the location, that, that particular moment would happen in.

A:R:Reporter: Looking into presntation for animation in a box

Back to the animation in the box. Probably the thing I enjoyed working on most out of this section. Iwas struggling at first, but from my diorama ideas, I thought Icould have a light box, where the figures move in and out of the buildings.

… Yes, it didn’t work. It pretty much fell apart and I’ll show the test video later.


Here’s some inspiration that got me going though, Ifound that I wanted to try something similar to these:


It was such a simple idea, however, I started to consider movement in a bit more depth. Lie, the hair of a person> or the shadows with in the movements? that kept playing over and over in my mind, but Icouldn’t stop myself from wanting to search for some more ideas.

I also thought about hand drawn animation, but the time for that and seeing how that’ll work out is very… limited?


A:R: Reportage: Development: Feedback, Exhibition prep ad Pecha kucha celebration week

Again, the feedback was rather helpful. Iwasn’t too sure on my ideas or what Iwas doing was getting me some where, but from the experience it gave me something to thing about for the next couple of weeks.

It started to make me consider and think even more about how Icould take these things further, but Icould easily sense that the time was running out Ihad to be careful with how i spent my time.

I considered that Icould possibly start using monoprint a bit more, as most of the moments during the journey were like fragments, or brief moments that were focused on one thing, but soon transitioned to the next.


Celebration week:

Even with the the prep, the feedback from the professionals who came around to check everything out was pleasing and what Ifound nice, was how every studio were approaching these subjects differently or would approach illustration in their own way.

Also, the presentation of these said things. It made me reconsider and that Icould probably should be constantly doing more, than thinking about it.


Reporter: Box plans, ideas.

At first, Ithought about having the box in a shape of one of the buildings from Brick lane, but hwne Ithought back, it wasn’t really conveying the experience that I had at the location. Iwanted it to be something unique and different too.

Ididn’t really want to work with cardboard, so I started to jot down a few ideas of what Imay want it to look like or to start linking in things, that somone from another perspective would think of Brick lane as a place. The most typical connections could be the bricks, the art work or even the markets down there.