My 4th illustration is a pair of lungs, one that is healthy and one that is unhealthy as a result of smoking.lungs

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Another illustration, this is a life-cylce of a rooster again i used photoshop and a lot of different textures but with colour underneath.hen

This image is of a snake sheading its skin. Again i used photoshop for this piece i used textures for the snakes skin and also the bark on the tree.snake sheading skin

Visual Literacy ‘Reading Images’

The lecture on reading images was quite interesting, it made me realize how to read an image fully without there being any text or quotes. This helped me when doing research for other modules, recognising what an image means instead of just reading the text. Images are used in everyday jobs, for example driving signs. everything seems to come down to images so it was interesting to find out more about how to read them.

”Most art museum and art history sites are loaded with images and their captions. And just as every picture tells a story, so does its caption. In fact, you can learn almost everything about a work simply by reading its caption line by line.”

Above- http://arthistory.about.com/od/images_picture_galleries/ss/readacaption.htm

 

Visual Literacy ‘Identities’

There are many different types of identities; self-identity: distinctive characteristics belonging to any given individual. Your identity is who you are and also how you and others view you.

Animation is a distinctive film form, it offers unique vocabulary of expression.

(artist example; Taylor Wessing)

Other types of identity:  – Cultural identity; this relies on a collective understanding

-National identity; this is seen through style and the visual look of a person/s

-Ascribed identity; this is when someone builds and identity for example if another person wishes to be the same as another they would copy them. as is shown in the below. We discussed this particular comic strip as a group and recognized different identities within it.

http://zenpencils.com/comic/william-ernest-henley-invictus/

Marginalized identitiy; this is when it is shared by a particular social category/group.

Timetable Of Work (Complete by each session)

TODAY: WEEK 2 (22nd January):

WEEK 3: (29th January) All ideas down for all 4 illustrations and 1 animation, a few sketches of ideas

WEEK 4 (February 5th) A detailed plan for the animation (which will be 15 seconds minimum at 24 FPS btw) and basic storyboard

WEEK 5 (February 12th) Illustration no. 1 Mostly completed, ready for group critique

WEEK 6 (19th February) Illustration no. 1 completed, Illustration no 2 ½ done, ready for critique

WEEK 7 (26th February) 2 Illustrations completed by now, work started on illustration no. 3

WEEK 8 (5th March) Illustration no. 3 mostly complete, critique,

WEEK 9 ( 12th March) 3 Illustrations complete by now, start work on 4th and final Illustration

WEEK 10 (19th Mach) Illustration no. 4 partially complete, group critique (Option to complete Illustration no. 4 by this time, but can be completed over Easter holidays alongside animation)

(3 wk Easter Holidays) Complete animation and illustration no. 4over this period

WEEK 11 (16th April) Animation and all 4 illustrations complete by this time

WEEK 12 (22nd April) Last minute sanity check of portfolios for submission

we have decided to ‘play it by ear’ a little in the practical sessions.