FMP: Effects of Mutism/Anxiety- Introduction

Hello again!



I’m going to introduce you all again to my previous ideas for my FMP and I’ll now be officially saying, that this is going to be what my final major project will be about.

I did have a lot of thought and consideration about this subject and considering how the previous one went, I was not too happy with the results or how it turned out. It became something that could be described or seen as immense complication. That’s just my opinion.

Project background

A short description of project context and how it links to your practice


As an illustrator, I’m quite often faced with this subject of this disability on a daily basis, when it involves working with other practitioners in the class or even when working on commissions, but as to give this more context, as it’s been addressed before, it’s often put down to just nerves or shyness. When it goes beyond that, I would like to see how this can develop in a way that it can show others what it can truly be like and how it can be seen through someone who faces it daily.

Through my practice, the context is that I also create a lot of characters that can be put in to a story context or exploring different methods of expressing a particular word or subject.

I will be using the following processes and media….

Using a range of drawing techniques, image making and mark making.

Exploring text and image.

Innovative visual processes through digital and hand.


Animation, digital and by hand.


So, from this, I’ll start off I’m going to start keeping a diary of when I get these thoughts, moments or anything that triggers my anxiety.

I may be posting something to follow about this project soon, I didn’t know how I would like to start this project, but I wanted to explore some thoughts about how I have approached something or what comes to my mind about it.



D.C.: Development research

Thinking about how our displays and materials (As that’s my role) are going to be presented, created and placed in the exhibition. I have to consider all of the other aspects to do with how the work is displayed. While, these were a few of the mock up examples of what they may look like on display, it may be even clearer, if I had taken photos of each studio.

Also, I forgot to talk about my ideas of construction for these displays. It only occurred to me, when I was going over the material finds.

We could either put this together quit simply, actually or we could propose this to one of the technicians to help us with it.

It’s not exactly a hard task, when you consider it.

So, I may look in to other ways of how we can put that together alongside with the materials we can consider for the task.  Continue reading

D.C: Group talk and Accelerator workshop

Quite an eventful week. It’s been pretty enjoyable trying to come up with new ideas and then get all of them together for bringing our identity together as a group, but I’m quite pleased we’re going strong with what we have down so far.

From that, as I now need to start thinking and finding out where we can get our materials from and how the furniture or displays needs to be in the space, or at least create some visuals for that, I need to also take in to consideration of how we’re going to make the suspending wooden structure displays, that are going to be in each studio.

Here are the following things I need to take in to consideration:

  • How big are they?
  • How will they work in the space?
  • How many can fit in to each space?
  • Material?
  • Process?
  • Costs?

Accelerator workshop

The first few tasks were pretty fun! Working in a group, we talked about specific skills we had and even in the first task, we discussed about what we drew as our dream holiday or thing to do.


Which is to sit back and just draw with peace and quiet. No one to bother me.

After that, we started to move on to the other tasks which enabled us to learn what kind of role or position we would have in a team.

Give and Take: Development(2) and Experimentation(5)

I was testing out some new Photoshop brushes I had downloaded from DeviantArt and I wasn’t too keen with the way they turned out, so the little doodle I did. I ended up saving it, due to the fact that I was happy with how it turned out.

Bearing in mind that I did some research on some more practitioners, and the feedback I received, I decided to try and animate the digital outcome by moving around specific elements. Untitled-1

The image could fit more with the word ‘Company’ as there’s a company of lines, which remind me of Crows.


Next time, I will have to keep in mind  to separate different parts of the image on to layers to make the movement less bulky.

Design competition: Summer show// Research: Language (2)

Going back to my brainstormed ideas, I wanted to extend it in consideration of my given role, which is to be considering which furniture and materials would be useful or would help aid the show.

Whenever I start to consider displays, I’m not sure where to start, but I started to recall how well laid out the previous summer show work was, when we were organising it and setting it up. Everything fit well in its place. It was able to bring the work together as a collective.

As our theme is language, sight often comes in to it, as we need our vision to see what we are viewing and what others are communicating to us. I need to take in to consideration of the space as a whole, and also as separate sectors, as it’s split off in our studio rooms.

Referring back to these images in particular in my pinterest finds, I found that they’re both different in terms of how the work is presented and how the furniture is used to help hold the work together.

For example,  (the left image) the little shelves underneath the posters on display are at a level that anyone can reach or look at the books or 3D work that is on them, while they also hold a connection to the presented poster piece. They’re also nicely tucked in and rounded off at the sides, to make sure it’s safe for those who are near it, so they don’t catch themselves.

While on the other image, the one on the right, it may be a little tough for the viewer to see the work up close, due to organisation and the smaller plinths in the middle may be difficult for those to navigate around. They also do not hold any connection or purpose to the gallery.

In terms of the furniture and materials used in the display, I will have to consider these in relation to our theme:

  • Presentation
  • The connection of how the furniture or materials are used to present the work to communicate the theme of language.
  • The cost of the furniture
  • What type of displays or objects can be used?
  • The safety and size of the furniture and materials used.

I would also like to consider some more creative approaches in how we can use some more cheaper materials and form it together our self, instead of paying a lot of money for a stand.



Give & Take: Core drawing work shop (1)

Ignore the ‘(1)’ at the end, if this is the second or third drawing workshop we have done. I just cannot recall. 

We draw everyday as illustrators (or well, we’re suppose to… or I do anyway), but I have learnt a lot about collaborating with others in this drawing workshop. Not being afraid to express or join your idea or creation with another person will not stop or differ you in any way. I found out that, while i was looking at my group or partners drawing methods or how they do the set rules, that anyone can express them in a completely different way from mine.

I tend to be an illustrator who likes to spend their time drawing in detail or sticking with one style, but I found that, the most enjoyable thing of today was just smearing a pen across the page of imitating the shape of a brick, or not paying too much heed to the things we look at. While bearing in mind, that I did have to make some consideration towards why I have made those marks, I aimed to at least capture the shapes of those objects or the things I was looking at.

I did find a method that I enjoyed the most, which was the double toned colours and the continuous drawing. With continuous drawing, it can limit you to how you move the pen or tool across whatever you’re drawing on.