Spring term Week 3 at Art School
At the end of last week, we were given our promts for the following week's project. Basically we were provided with seven pictures (mostly photographs, and one painting) from which we were to pick one and make a body of work inspired by that picture. I picked the picture on the left. Of the seven given it was the one that jumped out at me first, but by the time I had got home, I couldn't find any inspiration in it. We had also been told to try and fit our piece(s) towards what type of degree course me might be aiming for (in my case illustration) - as we are trying to generate material for portfolio interviews.
For a while I was intrigued by the guy in the corner's almost-catseye glasses, which reminded me very much of Dame Edna Everage. I thought of maybe doing a large poster-type thing with Dame Edna sending out a message of "Are there any possums out these?" via a gaily decorated satellite dish, and putting some funky-glasses wearing spaceships, rockets and aliens, and possums in spacesuits. Unfortunately that prooved difficult as I don't really have much cartoon drawing skills. Also, looking after a very ill Sunshine over most of the week meant that I just couldn't concentrate on the work.
On Wednesday evening, in a last ditch attempt at getting inspired I did the four little drawings above based on the idea of SPACE. They were framed in old CD cases for display. I'm not very happy with them as finished pieces, but at least it meant I had something to show today. We've been given another week to work on further pieces based on this or to expand on the pieces we've already made so maybe there's hope yet. I've also picked up copies of the other six source pictures, just incase I get really stumped.
I've got a serious case of artists-block this last week, and also have been feeling quite lacking in self confidance about being able to actually make it onto an illustration course, and going down that career route. It's no fun being miserable. I hope I snap out of it soon!
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