Firstly, welcome back to a new start to the term! and welcome back to my reflective blog for my University projects (those who still drop by to check out). We were introduced/spoken to about our blogs again, as another update to remind us, but it was pretty interesting to be able to obtain some new ideas and way I can get this blog more organised and so, I don’t lose track of what ha been published.
Moving on to our Peer task, we all paired up with other members with in our studio, and while I find the very thought of communicating with new people daunting, it was actually quite straight forward and it was good to pick up and give your advice to another person, and tell them about your experience.
While learning about how they structure their content, I did think about how I can organise mine a little bit more. For example, I’m planning on moving the tags further up and adding another category menu, to allow quick access to specific subjects/topics that someone may be searching for here.
Looking back and forward
Running through the list, there were some things I needed to answer:
What were you most proud of achieving last year?
Personally, I would say communication and communicating and working as a group during these specific tasks. Compared to before, I struggled to even talk about my work or put forward an idea to someone, but I gradually found that this struggle was passing on, as I spoke more. I hope that i can get more involved for this year, and be able to share my experience that I’ve had from the previous year with the lower one.
What do you want to improve on from last year?
Organisation and presentation. I also feel that I should improve on time management. It was quite tough to balance all of the things happening in my life, and I think it should be easier for this year to handle, compared to the last.
What specific tools, skills, ideas, approaches do you want to explore in the ahead?
More traditional skills and then be able to develop them digitally? I would like to do a lot more, without having to think about it or brood over the result. I would like to explore different types of drawing skills to help boost or improve my current style.
What do you want your portfolio to look like at the end of this year?
Finished? but open to add to it and edit it? Not sure how to explain this, but while I want the portfolio to be presentable and express my style and everything, but I would really like to have something that represents what I do as an illustrator. A portfolio that doesn’t limit me to doing one subject or a focus, but an array of ideas and creations.
One key ambition for your studies this year…
Improving my time organisation and the quality of my work. In my opinion, I would like to do more without thinking it through and publish more on my online portfolio and social media websites.