Stage 1 Tutor Report

Notes on my tutor’s report for part 1:

Overall Comments

Keen to get me confident in connecting my sculptural interests to drawing.

Need to bring my artists research into the coursework.

Project 1

Try taking elements of a drawn 2D scene, model in 3D, then draw again.

Other option is collage – representing a scene through layered collage.

Project 2

For my parallel project, investigate placement of sculptures in a scene or develop a purpose to the drawing investigations to move my sculptural ideas forward in some way.

Project 3

Noted that the stippling was an interesting surface to bring in and why I did this. I need to remember to include details on why I make decisions like this in my reflections. Without the stippling, the white in the drawing was too stark. I was looking to break this up and had the option of either stippling or adding blocks of colour to the white areas. As blocks of colour had been explored in the previous project, I went for stippling.

Investigate more possibilities than the prescribed course notes to get the most out of the course.

Project 4

My tutor notes that these are very successful and wonders why I say that I struggle with drawing. I am confident in my life drawings using charcoal and so it is odd that I consider myself a poor drawer. I need to work out how to apply the confidence I have in my life drawings to other subjects I guess.

Research

Delve around further in terms of the artist’s working processes.

Reflections

Write about decisions made in why I am drawing what I choose to draw.

Assignment 1

Be more critical when unpacking the work when it is done to understand what I am investigating and why.

Sketchbooks

My tutor asks why the interest in cells. Again I have failed to explain this thought process in my reflections. I have an interest in microscopy from work I did on my Sculpture 2 course and I continue to delve into that world for ideas and inspiration for new sculptural work. I am currently working on a sculpture piece based on nerve cells (IMAGE) and so I am again trying to link my drawing work with my sculptural work to make it more relevant and interesting for me.

Going forwards

Try to incorporate 3D work. Use non-traditional materials to draw with.

Visit at least one exhibition for part 2.

Context

Read and reflect wider than the course notes.

Investigate contemporary sculpture from artists drawings to get a better sense of the connections that can be made.

 

A very helpful tutor report and useful guidance in how to take my drawing work forwards. I was wary of doing this course based on my experience of D1, but now I think I can get a lot out of it.

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