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Project 3: Research textiles in context pt.1

I started to take some photos using the camera on my phone for the research towards assignment 5. The assignment focuses on the use of textiles in everyday contexts and asks us to consider textiles as artwork, upholstery, curtains. For the purposes of the assignment it looked like a place with a range of and varied use/application of textiles would be most beneficial.

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Project 15: Research & Initial Ideas

In my first post about this project I had suggested doing a series of prints based on my local shops.Earlier in the week I took a brief trip out to take some photo’s of these shops with an aim for a starting point for sketches. Ideally I’d also have sat and done some sketches whilst I was there but knew I didn’t have the time to in that particular moment.

I tried to take the photo’s from different angles of the high street and also from varying distances:

Long distance photo’s:

Far right hand end of street

Far right hand end of street

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Assignment 4: Project 12

A few weeks ago I paid a visit to a local estate/park called Coombe Abbey to try and find some inspiration for my collatype print. I took some photo’s which you’ll see below and also did a sketch whilst sitting outside, I only completed one sketch taking around half an hour/forty five mins to do so. It was so cold that I couldn’t bear to sit outside any longer!

Looking up the drive to Coombe Abbey.

Looking up the drive to Coombe Abbey.

The Lake before the Abbey

The Lake before the Abbey

Steps/Gardens before the Abbey

Steps/Gardens before the Abbey

Tree's by the bank of the Lake.

Tree’s by the bank of the Lake.

Side of the house and the lake.

Side of the house and the lake.

Close up of the side of the  house/abbey.

Close up of the side of the house/abbey.

I sat on a bench and took the side of the house/the gardens leading up to it as my focal point. I found it hard to decide where to start with the sketch but tried to start with simple outlines and build up shapes with shading and hatching marks.

Sketch of Coombe Abbey.

Sketch of Coombe Abbey.

Whilst I enjoyed the sketching and like the images / general landscape of the area I didn’t think that it would make a suitable subject for the collage print. Simply because I felt the image would be too complex to try and capture, there would be lots of different textures and elements to try and pare down to make a striking image. Maybe I’ll come back to it later.

Exercise: Too much or not enough information – primary research

I took some time on Friday last week to go to a local park as part of primary research – discovering what events were coming up locally to base my posters on.

I took some photo’s of boards in the park with info about upcoming events:

Notice boards in Memorial Park Coventry

Notice boards in Memorial Park Coventry

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Lot’s of these events were already being promoted through posters, and I thought this might be distracting/make it hard for me to create something of my own design. I noticed a website with information about what was on in Coventry run by the council so noted it.

I found a link to a series of upcoming events called ‘Bands in the Parks 2013’:

http://www.coventry.gov.uk/bandsinparks

I think this would make a good event to produce the two posters for, as it’s an event with multiple dates, multiple bands, different venues ┬átherefore plenty of potential to make an leaflet with lots of information but also to produce a distilled simpler poster.