Experimental Studies - Self Assessement
Primary research can be defined as research carried out by yourself, whereas secondary research can be defined as research in which you have collected from someone else. I have used my tumblr blog in order to document my research, mainly through the use of images I have collected both from the internet, and taken myself. This research has enabled me to understand project briefs better and to gain inspiration from artists. Research has helped me to develop new ideas by being inspired to try new techniques I have seen used in the past by other artists, but with my own take on things.
Throughout the duration of the course, I have been encouraged to think of new ways to approach projects and therefore been encouraged to think of original ideas. I believe working as a group helped me to develop original ideas by bouncing new ideas of other people. I have used both my tumblr blog and sketchbook to prove the development of my ideas throughout the course so far. I believe I have been successful in selecting appropriate media, materials and technologies to explore ideas. I have explored a range of different materials, and technologies in which I have never used before in order to expand my knowledge and report to the brief of projects.
Materials and Methods
I believe that I have taken an experimental approach to using materials, both new and familiar. I am usually used to the idea of digital art, so it has been good to be able to explore the idea of the traditional idea of art. I also believe that i have used a range of tools safely. I found that I have larger strengths in the design area of art, rather than than the traditional idea of art such as painting and drawing. I have discovered that do not like detailed drawings, and instead like to experiment with what a drawing/creation can look like without knowing the outcome from the start.
Reflection and Evaluation
I have maintained reflective records both through my blog and my journal. I think I may need to get into the routine of writing in my journal alot more, as I tend to focus alot more on my tumblr blog. Although, the writing I have done in my journal I believe has been critical and evaluative. I also think that I may need to manage my time a little better, as I juggle alot of other hobbies outside of college, I may need still to learn the balance between everything.