FMP: Initial 1, recording.

I started off this project by recording everytime i had faced an issue or when my anxiety kicked off. Usually this was before I had to leave the house, or whenever it involved me having to face other people. I found it quite difficult sometimes, having to adjust my habit of avoiding and actually challenge myself to leave the house.

The first occurrence, which was over the Easter term, I had to visit by my mothers workplace to help her clean out some stuff. I helped and met with some of the members of staff on site, and in general it felt difficult trying to ignore the amount of tension I could sense boiling with in me.

Logging this down,  here are the first few sketches I developed. My intention was to write a line of thought that came to my mind at the time, and try to draw an image that reflected that line.

Occurrence two: I traveled quite a bit. I usually go on family trips or spend a day out to clear my thoughts, but this time, we decided to travel out of Kent for a day and we went to Camden. Camden, as busy as it was. I felt very pressured in to avoiding contact with anyone. I felt that if someone or many people were observing me, which made me panic.


BROAD: Initial ideas, experimentation, pt1

I decided to start looking at some of my original illustration ideas that were the first, drafts of the ideas for the gif animations with in the Walk the line project. There were a few that I felt needed to be shown in the light once more, and could really use a creative update. Not only that, they were drawings that I really wanted to try out again, yet, I didn’t know where, and luckily enough, this is the project that will do just that.

I chose a select few, due to the fact, that I wanted to keep the link of the words that these images are associated with. As the posts chosen reflect the word ‘Feel’ more than the rest, I found that this may help me more with choosing how the publication or the content of the document may be laid out.

Reminder: How these illustrations may look, may change over the next few days. I want to try out a few compositional ideas with the concept, as I would like to see how colour may work with them as well.

I decided that my first approach with the illustrations, was to take another look at the images already presented in the posts. The first was the hand, so I tried to redraw this in many ways with just thick felt pens and later with fine liner pens. I wasn’t happy with the thin lines, as i had to consider that when printing those out, sometimes those don’t always show. The choices in colour were chosen, due to that the previous one had a variety of different colours being used. I had to narrow it down to what colours may work well, but all in to consideration with the word the image was based on, I wanted to keep to its meaning and try to consider two colours that would amplify feeling.

I might revisit this method again soon, but I would like to try being playful with how I draw out the hand and see if I could start overlaying or even collaging it with other hands soon.

I wanted to try revamping this guy again, as he was also an important aspect to my gif project. I had to consider how i could really take advantage with his look this time, since we’ll be using colour seperation and working with two tones.
I started to redraft his original look and decided that maybe, he might look better side on, to make him pop out of the page a bit more. To be honest, I’m not sure where this drawing or plan might go for him, but I had an idea, that maybe his clothes having patterns or different textures may be an interesting aspect to work with.


BROAD: Monoprinting workshop

Splitting up in to scheduled groups, we had our first workshop of this term– Monoprint!

I was pretty happy to be doing this workshop again, I was planning on trying out this method of print for my FMP, so it gave me a good opportunity to start thinking about what methods I could try out for that and see how I could tie my FMP in with this project.

With the first few tests, I decided that my first attempts would be drawing out a hand shape in different ways to grasp which one would be more interesting, in terms of depth and texture.

While I adored how bold the lines appear to be with the fingers, and the hand over all, I felt like I could of tried drawing a few more of these. I did however, enjoy the many textures that were obtained from the ink. Continue reading