Sunday, 6 September 2009

ok so this is kinda what I've got so far, and I'm not entirely sure I'm even on the right track to be honest. I just started by looking at the more literal side to things and then morphing my images into something else. Some of my drawings I have done have just been a thought in my head that I needed to put onto paper and I'm not sure what else to write here because I'm never really a fan of my own art work.

1 comment:

  1. Hi Farideh,

    Sorry I haven't responded to your 'confusion' earlier, but judging by the drawings you appear to be on the right track indeed; the question re. 'is it fantasy'? hmm - well, you might argue that everything that requires an artist to create something utterly new is 'fantasy' in way, but that doesn't mean it has to be chockfull of orcs and dragons; the purpose of this project is simply to get you used to the idea of visualising your ideas quickly and instinctively - think of it as stream of consciousness - but, with the ability to identify a strong design idea out of it and then develop it further. It seems to me, looking at some of your drawings, that you're not really exploring forms through experimentation, but drawing cliches and stereotypes; I see a classic manga-inspired fairy, a conventional robot... I'm not having a pop, I just think you're not letting the objects guide you; why not photocopy the sheet a bunch of times, collage the objects together and then trace the outline and THEN see what you see; you've got to move past your first impression (the template of existing ideas in your head) and go a bit further - a walk on the wild-side! Lighten up, relax and have fun - it's not like you can go wrong or anyone is going to die if you produce a duff sketch... :-)