Friday, 14 June 2013

Tips for a great sketchbook...

Check out this link... some amazing ideas and inspiration for fabulous sketchbooks and tips to help you improve and develop yours :)

There are tons of ideas and resources to support and give you ideas for your own work.
There are also video with guides to watch!

Miss Cove

What is Composition? What is Space?

What is composition?
A composition is something which is put together - an arrangement of different elements. Sometimes, composition is used to refer to one piece of artwork, such as a painting.

What is space?
Space is the 3D (3 dimensional) boundless, extent in which an object has a relative position, the physical space around an object or shape.

1. Copy the title 'What is Composition?' into your sketchbook.
2. Neatly copy the definition under the title. 
REMEMBER: Think about presentation and using interesting TYPOGRAPHY!
3. Add the definition of BACKGROUND, FOREGROUND and MIDDLE GROUND to your composition page.
Background: Area in the back (furthest away) in an art work. Objects appear very small as they are further away.
Middle ground: Area in the middle part of a work of art. Objects appear slightly smaller, as they are further away.
Foreground: Area closest to you in a work of art. Objects appear closest to you.

Background, Middle ground and Foreground  (composition)

4. Use of Space…

Use of Space….
1.Consider composition
2.Drawn BIG
3.Drawn SMALL
4.Fill the page/paper
5.Lines off the page
6.Perspective (bigger in the foreground, smaller in the background)
8.Positive/negative space

Continuing to develop your knowledge of the formal elements!

Miss C :)

What is Pattern?

What is Pattern?
Pattern has three main meanings: a decorative design, usually of a repeated motif or figure; the composition or layout of an artwork; and the model or mould used for casting. In the first sense, visual forms or motifs, are repeated, often in a systematic manner.

Repeated systematic patterns

1. Create a paper-chain - you can either cut out some girls, boys or angles. Create a pattern and stick this in your sketchbook. You can extend your page with an extra bit of paper to make a flap.
A paper-chain of boys

2. Create a simple repeated pattern. Make sure you use colour!!!
Below are some examples of repeated pattern - use these for inspiration.

Happy pattern making :)

Miss Cove

Sunday, 9 June 2013

A little thought!

I like this... It's shows independence!!! Something we are all striving for.

It's up to you what you do with the skills and techniques I teach you...

Miss C x

Sunday, 2 June 2013

Typography Homework

Ok, as you know I don't give you extra work to complete at home, however, you do need to complete work started in class. 
I have listed down the weeks and the homework with examples to help you.

Homework: Typography
Homework is to be completed in your sketchbook in the order listed below.
Homework is issued on a Tuesday and is expected to be completed and seen the following Tuesday.

Create an interesting title page (SPS) in your sketchbook.
Typography – Developing Formal Elements.

Use the typographer Si Scott to inspire you.
Typography Title Page
Complete your typography 2D initials you started in class last week.

2D Illuminated Initials
Create a SPS (Single Page Spread) on Si Scott.
Title: Si Scott

Si Scott Research Page

DPS (Double Page Spread) on Polyblock printing – include a step by step and illustrations. You could leave space to stick in some examples.
Title: Polyblock Printing

Polyblock Printing Step by Step/Examples

SPS (Single Page Spread) – Complete a full colour 3D drawing of your letter and annotate.
Title: Final Design

3D Papier Mache Letters 

Hand in all HOMEWORK

Homework will be checked each week.
All homework must be completed.

Final Deadline: Tuesday 9th July 2013

Enjoy this one!

Miss Cove :)