Notes on the review questions for Project 4.
Did you manage to ‘make space move’?
Yes, the exercise with the squares and lines was a good one for showing the different impacts of shapes and negative areas and how they can create different feelings and levels of tension.
What are your thoughts about the drawings you did in stage 3?
I was pleased I had a range of drawings in my sketchbook that I thought were suitable for development. It shows the value of the sketchbook as a tool and has encouraged me to use this even more. My tendency is towards designs with flowing lines and curves so it was good to throw in the very geometrical straight lines of the drawing based on bench and stool legs at a coffee shop – I like the way something so simple and everyday can be used as the base for design work.
Were you able to use your drawings successfully as a basis for further work? Are there any other things you would like to try?
I think I made a good start on this and, as with other aspects of the work, will improve with practice. It is a good challenge to try to come up with a number of different ideas from the same source as previously I have just had one idea and then stuck with it. I may look at the other drawings that I did not develop and see what I can do with those as well.
Now that you have a good working method, do you feel confident that you can carry on working this way independently?
I do like the step-by-step approach to design that this has given me. Breaking down a section of an image into texture, colour and shape stops it from being overwhelming and immediately brings to light different aspects of the design that may be missed on first sight. I do feel this is a method I can continue with now the tools are in place.