Course Work Final Evaluation.
I think my Graphics coursework has been well developed and produced a number of very good outcomes. I think the that my use of experimentation has been a real benefit through out. through out my work many examples can be seen of work thats been highly developed, producing various outcomes and variations which all lead to well developed solutions. For in the logo project I create a multitude of logo’s and variations of them, experimenting with different colours, fonts and layouts. This experimentation has meant that I’ve created higher quality outcomes and more creative pieces of work.
My Nought’s and Crosses work was one of the highlights of my coursework, this is because it was the first real project where artist research became highly important, I was able to research both the work of Bridget Riley and Mike Shinoda, I explored both their styles of art and created some very good experimental compositions. In addition to this I did my own experimentation focusing on other things such as in the noughts & crosses work, the contrast between black and white, I was then able to produce lots of variations of possible book covers. However what is most notable is the development through out my work from simple pieces of art towards much more professional outcomes which can be applied to real life products. For example in the Nought’s & Crosses project the Mike Shinoda work and contrast work, worked well as art pieces but didn’t do much in terms of creating art work that could be applied to real book covers. However during the Bridget Riley work I managed to use the techniques I developed through out the project and refine them into useable outcomes.
In the Nought’s & Crosses project I collected a lot of high quality primary photography which I was able to apply to my pieces of art work, it helped give me options in terms of what type of images I could create, and because of the vast amount of photographs I ended up with I was able to create many different pieces each using a different photo.
I think if theres one thing I would have done differently on this project it would be to focus more on the composition techniques, and a notate my work more clearly, to clearly indicate the direction I was moving in. I think that I created some very effective compositions but could have made them even more effective If I spent more time looking at some techniques such as neutral space and so on.
However despite this I think that my course work worked well and effectively with plenty of development and experimentation leading towards some really good outcomes.
The Art of Bridget Riley
I find Bridget Riley pieces very interesting. Im really drawn to the vast size of them and there ability to be incredibly complex yet at the same time being very simple often only using two colours; black and white. She’s created many images which just please my eye’s as I constantly look around her compositions, looking at the smooth continually of her vast patterns. I really like the simple contrast in her pieces between black and white.
This contrast is why I have decided to try and develop a book cover in her style. The topic of Noughts & Crosses is about two people who fall in love, but the clear divisions between black and white people make it impossible for their relationship to continue. Everything in the book is about clash’s in contrasts. Bridget Riley’s work is all about contrasts meeting. In addition to this Bridget Riley’s work is very smooth and neutral emotion with a perfect balance between white and black.
Bridget Riley’s work seems to be mainly comprised of similar if not the same shapes, repeated several times often morphed or warped into certain directions in order to create an image that has some sense of direction too it.
I believe I could achieve a similar effect using the blend tool in Adobe Illustrator.