Day: March 17, 2014

Mini Crit 2

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So basically we had to say in a short/couple of sentences where we were and what we might aim for. All week I had been blogging and hadn’t created much physical work and all I had was jigsaws so I was worried of what to show. Also I had brought a new sketchbook because I had to carry a load of library books, laptop, sketchbook and notes book so I was a bit full!

However, it all turned out ok  because I was able to show my blog up on the large screen. I explained how I wanted to create images that show the feeling or build up to the feeling of frustration. Create maybe sequenced images that show some of the things that annoy people but make the viewer work it out rather than use text and tell them. From my blog I had showed them the ‘how to make a children’s book’ reviews I had done and they liked it how I had started to link it into what I wanted to do or to aim for. So I am going to keep referring back to that so I know what is happening in the children’s illustration world. Some ideas they gave me were:

  • Look at the direct feeling and distinguish how it is different from the other emotions like anger or anxiety
  • Experiment using inanimate objects e.g. a large boat and a small boat
  • look at other 3D objects that could relate to frustration
  • Keep making 3D objects, don’t just go back to all drawing

I thought using the inanimate objects was a good idea and I could have a lot of fun with that although I don’t want to over think it so /I’ll start simple. I also thought of using animals as well e.g. monkey can’t reach a banana for a fun thing to do.

For my 1500 word essay I’ve got to do, I think I have a rough idea what I’m going to do. Definitely something to do with children’s books, these are some of the generic issues but which one to pick and expand?

  • Gender
  • Plagiarism
  • Political Correctness
  • Power
  • Originality
  • Loss of a personal voice
  • Ethics in design
  • Representation
  • Audience
  • Technology
  • Meaning
  • Competition
  • Breaking boundaries
  • Formal Concerns
  • Aesthetics – that’s all you do is pretty pictures
  • Inter-texuality

Where can I look for academic and scholarly texts:

  • Library
  • Internet (not wikipedia!)
  • Art full text
  • Design week
  • AOI
  • Design and Applied art index
  • Google Scholar
  • Journals

What I am going to do is find a specific or general problem, find texts to how or back me up and then maybe suggest how I am going to tackle the problem although you don’t have to do that last part. I can link it to the presentation by using the texts I used which may come in handy. So tomorrow I am either going to get up and say yeah I want to start typing my mini essay or yeah I want to work on my Babel project. Although it most likely is going to be… yeah! stay in bed where it is nice and cosy!

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