Over the last couple of months, I've continued to develop my practice and professionalism towards finalising images.
Looking back on my second year at uni, I feel like I had struggled to fit my work around the briefs, and to find an area of illustration that worked for my practice. I learnt a lot, but being able to develop my own brief this academic has helped to bring confidence back to my work.
I'm still looking towards surface pattern design, however keeping communication and the visual language of an image at the forefront has taught me a lot about how to develop my imagery. After the tonal workshop, I have begun to work digitally and tonally, in black in white first, to build the composition of an image and bring focus to areas of importance. I still want to bring hand drawn elements to my work, and use my own textures and lines to add depth to the image, to then add colour.
Since working with risographs, I've been thinking of images more in terms of how they can be printed this way eventually; using tones to build an image, as well as a bright but limited colour palette. This led me to create a finalised series of images for my Pre Major Project, to reflect and celebrate the area of the Mediterranean, with the eventual intention of working these as surface designs.
I feel like I'm back to creating work that I enjoy - both in creation and finished outcome - which feels as though it belongs to a portfolio of mine. Working on from this project and into my Final Major, I aim to progress this series with a more abstract approach to then build a series of surface design pieces. I will be able to produce more tactile, physical pieces and products, and develop my knowledge in these areas.