Formative Assessment – 9th March

What went well in my assessment:

My assessment was a great chance for me to sit with my personal tutor and talk about my work. I felt I was able to hear myself talk about my work which means I could clearly see what I was thinking about. I have

My tutor was really interested in my work especially my hand drawings. The intensity of the compressed charcoal and the ripped paper are really working for my idea. The collage I started was not so loved by her because she felt although the way I was distorting the body was interesting, it wasn’t the most aesthetically pleasing with the charcoal and the coloured paper. Although, I have enjoyed the collage, we both agreed not to abandon my hand drawings.


Feedback on the hand drawings:

The feedback on the hand drawings was a lot more positive than the collage. My tutor especially liked the way the first hand in the hand sequence is finished on the ripped paper. I totally agree with this comment because I feel the connection between the ripped paper and the crawl movement completes the work in itself.

What to take forward with this feedback 

The artists I have looked at are relevant to my work through materials and the concept of my work however, I have only used one contemporary artist so I need to look into a few more. Davida has given me an artist relevant to my work but I will be looking into a few more to broaden my knowledge and portfolio of artists.

In terms of my work, I need to look at the relationship between the hand itself and the drawing. I will start to build a portfolio of drawings of hands in different positions and even draw the hand drawing. By doing this I will being to build up the relationship between the two. Also, I was advised to used different materials to charcoal was depending on the image in the drawing, the charcoal can be too intense and heavy. She recommend I begin to think about the material I am uses for each study for example, use a lighter amount of pencil or charcoal for a gentler study and keep the dark intense charcoal for the more aggressive studies. By doing this, I am creating that relationship between the image and the gesture.

Author: ninasartspace

Based in Cardiff studying Fine Art at the Metropolitan University. Originally from East Sussex. The career goal is Art Therapy with adults who suffer from PTSD and other mental issues which affect so many of us on a daily basis.

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