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IGCSE Art and Design

Developing a theme for you exam

francis potter

on 10 June 2013

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Developing ideas in visual art What is your starting point? All your visual research should start with a drawing process, what are you going to draw? To start the creative process you must link different concepts together to devise a strategic plan on how generate new and diverse visual research and art objects You will need to do LOTS of research and homework, and gather as much visual material as possible, from as many sources as you can. You can use the internet to find ideas, BUT do not rely on little pixelated images for your work as this will not allow you the opportunity to express your ideas from your view. This is a starting point, but you must find PRIMARY resources ie: your own photos, drawings, paintings, collages or objects. Maybe you will be drawing and making paintings of the still life Start with drawing your ideas in different media, from different perspectives; never draw the same object from the same angle twice. Try taking photos from different angles and working from these. Use different types of paint such as gauche, watercolour, egg tempera, oil or acrylic to gather valuable skills and find the best media to answer your exam question Look at other people around you to get ideas on what they are doing. Look at artists from different countries that use similar materials, try and borrow their process and techniques in your work. Maybe you are going to print, start making mono-prints, woodcuts and lino-prints now! Digital media is a great method of developing ideas, try photography, Photoshop, or even make a movie! Remember that what is valued in visual art is that original images and moving images are made by you and are personal to you. You might look at the human condition and use the portrait and other human related imagery to get your project started. Your inquiry might be that you will develop objects in 3D, try be flexible in your thinking, look at links between different 3D artists, how do they do it? How can you use this analysis of their work when reflecting on your own art. Using these connections you discover, try use differse media and processes that will help develop your concepts and art objects in a revalutionary way. Try to look at a different culture and art to your own society's. Like this traditional dress from Papua New Ginuea look at different types of dress and design, this one is again from Papua New Guinea combining elements of the two you are able to design a new necklace or headdress, just add a few pieces of your own like oragami roses, chinese fans, Maori tattoo designs or 1970's style beehive hairdo and you have the picture, this would be an interesting start! Maybe african art is what really interests you like this piece from North Africa then you might hop on the net and look at supermodel images like this one of Naomi Campbell. after which you reinvestigate your tribal designs from Papua and you find this image really interesting...... back to the drawing board, making paintings, drawings and other forms of image making that is relative to your question to come up with diverse visual solutions. here we have a tracing table. combine elements of the images together maybe? See what you can come up with. like this interesting image. or... this one is again using elements of both try different angles and approaches and media combine elements of the headdress from Papua and you might come up with a design like this one! maybe you really like the tribal face paint design too, why not incorporate it into your work for a more interesting result! The next step would be to paint this on yourself, photograph yourself and make paintings or prints or drawings of these original photographs!! maybe you could look at investigating the style of the artist Alex Grey for his incredible anatomy studies you could look at graffiti artists like Connor Harrington have a look at Jackson Pollocks action painting have a look at the fauvist artists like this work by Henri Mattise for their fantastic use of colour have a look at POP art like this work by Claus Oldenberg The big thing for you is to make original pieces of work. Making lots of them with DIFFERENT media from different perspectives, and making them NOW! If from photographs then they are YOUR photographs. make some 3D work paint, photograph or draw original art from primary resources If you are painting landscape go outside and paint what you see, take photos yourself and paint those. DO NOT USE THE INTERNET FOR REFERENCE! make prints, and make them NOW! build shadow boxes, add lighting sources and photograph them to make paintings from. Use different angles, materials. Use Photoshop to manipulate your images, draw, paint and print from the results. Keep a record of everything you do, lose nothing, horde everything, photo your process, everything you do might be used! find objects that interest you personally, objects of your own from your own life are the best. Remember the creative process is a doing thing, you must write it, draw it, photograph it, cut it out and stick it....etc.

Remember -Analyse, reflect, create, link.

Whatever the process dont just THINK about it. Time goes extremely fast. Do it, and do it NOW! PASSION, VISION, ACTION PASSION: Enjoy what you do VISION: see yourself there ACTION: do something everyday to achieve it!

starting NOW ! Papuan artist Daniel Waswas Chuck Close, portrait painter Jenny Saville, figurative painter Micaelangelo Fantasy Art Alice Neel Vincent Van Gogh Chris Booth Christo Derek Gores Andy Goldsworthy Wayne Theibaude Botticelli Roy Lichtenstein Jean Giraud "Moebius" Hiyao Miyazaki Comic Book Art Surat San Khoi (Bushman) Cave Painting Cindy Sherman Deborah Butterfield Basquiat MC Escher Grayson Perry Gustav Klimt Antony Gormly To begin creating visual art concepts you must begin to make links to other visual and intillectual sources.
Looking at this HPL tool use your right brain to create - link to and generate visual and intillectual ideas.
Practice these by producing art objects, then use your left brain to analyse your work and reflect on your process.
This process will give you new and original ideas. ARTIST LINK
your investigation might be looking at
the human form, connect with artists that do this and look at their ways of making marks. Use this research in your investigations. Linking Alice Neil with Van Gogh, is there a connection in their marks they make? Could you combine the two together to generate a new style using your own images? Using your left brain, analyse two or three still life artists work. Reflect on their use of media, how they make marks that best represent what they are trying to convey. Using your right brain, try and use your analysis in your practice, by connecting two or three processes to create your own original style of still life. Kris Kuksi AnalyseTheibaude and Kuksi's different approaches to the still life. Theibaude uses thick oil to help represent simple cakes, while Kuksi uses found objects that he then assembles to create new fantastic diaramas. Linking the two styles, finding connections and differences, how could you develop something new from your research. You will have to be flexible and try break away from conservative habits, try take risks to develop your style. Analyse Harrington's style, what media is he using, subject matter, composition, mood etc.? Reflect on these and try making some small works of your own in this way using your own primary visual sources. Try find links to other graffiti artists, and combine the different styles together in your own practice to develop a revolutionary style, something completely new ! Pat Callahan Practice making art objects based on primary sources
Link your concepts to Artists
Analyse others work
Reflect on your research and your own work
Find connections between your work and others
Link different artists together to create revalutionary ideas
Try be flexible in your thoughts about other styles to allow you the opportunity to take risks and evolve your skills and art works.
Practice making visual research using all the above methods. Reflecting on the work of Alex Grey, analyse his ways of making marks and combine these with what you have and this would evolve a new visual concept.


These key words will assist your evalution of revalutionary personal visual concepts.
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