Exercise 4.3

Furthering my exploration of the banal vs extraordinary I tried using someone else’s photo from instagram as my subject matter.  I wanted to test out whether I would be as engaged with a topic that had no emotional connection with me.  It pushes the idea of the banal containing the extraordinary if it is not…

Exercise 4.2

This exercise asks to ‘Make a series of three circular pencil drawings, using coloured pencils, of a scene in your house.’  I wanted to reflect something inspiring in my environment and chose the instagram feeds of artists that I follow. I took photos of my monitor screen showing each person’s work and then focussed in…

Exercise 4.1

I have taken the subject of ‘interior views’ as a chance to produce reflective work about my life. I want this section of the course to be an exploration of the banal – but a celebration of the extraordinary or beauty within it. The images I have chosen are presented as a conversation between myself…

Exercise 4.4

This first image was the one I learnt the most from. There were points when I didn’t feel I would be able to complete it as the girl’s face continually went wrong.  I worked over it and wiped it a number of times and in the end made the error of trying to paint in…