Friday, 9 June 2017

Wolf - Oliver Theobald

For my Research Methodology Unit I chose to research the Wolf. I chose the wolf because I think it is a really interesting animal, and its an animal that is rarely brought up. As I began my research I found out many weird facts about this fascinating animal.


For my 1st Image, I replicated the style of an artist that I had found Luke Dixon as I also like working in intense detail as it really reveals the details of the image. I used a black fine-liner pen so that the fur of the wolf was crisp and sharp.


As I started experimenting with a wide range of materials, I thought that water colour would give me the change in fur colour that I was trying to accomplish. I really like the outcome of this image as I consider water colour painting to be one of my major weaknesses.


A4 pencil of a wolf standing in the snow, found on a wildlife documentary and drawn from a still image.


On this my final image I thought about my animal and its habitat and realised that the animal would disappear if the environment around it were to vanish/be destroyed. So I created this image using Photoshop so that people can see if you take away the image of the wolves habitat then there would no longer be a wolf.

Flamingo

For this unit of work I decided to analyse flamingos and how they work in their different habitats. I completed this painting using both oil and acrylic paints. I decided to use a matte black background to emphasise the bright pink colours of the flamingo's feathers.


This is a small acrylic painting on canvas. It depicts two flamingos walking along a tropical beach habitat.


This is a print I completed during the development stage towards my final piece. I decided to focus on flamingos in their different forms and habitats. For example I looked at how flamingos form flocks to help defend themselves from predators. I used overlapping as a technique when printmaking, this created a flock of flamingos.

After many stages of development I created a series of postcards for my final piece. I used felt and other materials to create 3D forms which I then scanned into Photoshop, where I began editing them. Overall I am pleased with how my developmental work turned out and my final piece, I believe they capture the different forms and aspects of flamingos.

Saturday, 27 May 2017

Ben Westlake- Snakes

For my research methodology project I chose to focus on snakes, as they are an animal that most people are not too fond of.
because of this I wanted to illustrate that in my opinion snakes are not all that bad which I ran with and was the basis for my my research trying to find things about snakes that they do well.
below are my two final outcome posters and two more of the process.


Thursday, 25 May 2017

Magpie - Dylan Botting


For My Research Methodology project I decided to focus on magpies as I have always found them interesting and I already knew a few facts about them before hand which would help with my starting point. As I developed my research I focused on the riddle connected with magpies and began to talk about the meaning of it.





I made a series of images for each section of the riddle, these are a few examples. I started these be taking photos of magpies then sketched them out. I then put them onto photo-shop and began experimenting with inspiration from artists such as Kathryn Webster and work from Magpie studios which helped me create these pieces of imagery. I then experimented with colours linking to my focused theme. 

Praying Mantis

For the unit research mythology I chose the Praying Mantis as my animal, I wanted to choose a creature that is unique looking so I could experiment more with different materials and medias.


For this image I wanted to see how human and Mantises differ I used eyes to show this as they are a very distinctive features.  I used a A4 pencil and drew from memory I then paired the images together to show make a comparison of the two.


whilst I was experimenting with materials I found using green leaves to create a mantis is a very fun and unique way of experimenting and links back to the mantises original habitat.


For this image I created a stencil using Stanley knife I made the image a basic outline of a mantis because it is very unique and distinctive.


For this image I used an image of a mantis from and old book I found and used Photoshop to add more colours and more detail.

Hedgehog - Madeline Bugden

For my Research Methodology unit I decided to research the Hedgehog. I chose this because I found it an interesting animal and an animal that I liked. Once I started researching I found good information about it, however I did struggle to find ways of illustrating this and the Hedgehog in general.

I first started looking at general information about the Hedgehog and I found out that there are more than one species of the Hedgehog and that they originate from Europe and around the UK. And other information like the are born blind and can carry up to 5,000 parasites and fleas on just one Hedgehog. I found that the best information when researching came from the website 'hedgehog street'.
Once finding general information, I found it difficult to find any inspiration to illustrate my research. Although when experimenting I found that using fine line pen and watercolour really worked with the outcome I wanted.  I also used the idea of using materials to represent the softness of a Hedgehog's belly.

Chameleon - Amy Tainsh

I chose to study chameleons for my Research Methodology project, I was interested to find out more about them as their ability to camouflage fascinates me.


I started with taking a closer look at it and did a few sketches, I started researching about their behavior and ability to camouflage and catch insects with their tongues at an incredibly fast speed. Chameleons visual abilities are also a huge part of what makes them so unique and successful, I wanted to focus on just an eye, so did a piece in fine liner. I also experimented with adobe illustrator putting together a digital piece that looks like chameleon scales.


I then experimented more with this my fine liner drawing as a starting point and reproduced the image in several screen prints. I looked at artists who use screen printing as a medium, such as Bicicleta sem Freio. I started experimented with a messier approach, but for my final piece I wanted to create something that was really clean and bold.