Yesterday we were briefed on our first subject module; a composition of photography and drawings with elements of photoshop and illustrator, based around a specific word of our choosing. My word is Balance.We have been given two weeks to complete this, and spent a day today on idea generation as a class. I admit last night I mind mapped all words I could think of as a starting point:
Because of this I already had put down a lot of ideas which had come straight to me and had to work harder to come up with more. Luckily, we were put in teams of people who had selected the same word. I was lucky to be put with just one student, which allowed me to bounce ideas off of her, giving us both a set of new and possibly more thought out ideas.
I also found the session beneficial because it gave me a chance to talk through ideas with Ray, my tutor for the day. We went on to starting to draw out quick imagery based on our mind maps:
Overall I found the session very useful for my idea generation, as I now have a more fully formed idea of exactly what I want my composition to be about in relation to balance. I have decided to focus on the improbability of the human body’s ability to stand and balance by itself, so I’ll be drawing figures in poses relating to gymnastics, ballet as well as contrasting figures of small children learning to walk, and drunk people. I will be also striving to gather photographic imagery of the same.
I shall be updating here again once I have a large collection of imagery and i am ready to start composing, or when I have any reflective updates to make.