The top images are from during the preview. The work that was done before our week off is on the left, and the work from during the week off on the right.
The way I presented was to not highlight previous work but to talk about what was new and what I was planning on doing in the coming 2 weeks. That really helped to keep the story on topic and clear instead of talking about past choices too much.
I realised that I had focused too much on the imagery instead of on the concept, where imagery logically flows out of anyways when the concept is well formed…
Secondly, I had drawn an incredibly tiny amount. Especially compared to the previous period. Drawing is really a great way to just push through to come up with associations, ideas and sketches, as I had discovered in P6. Drawing is fast, imperfect idea-forming. Instead of slow, ‘finished’(-looking) and end-product driven work on the computer.
Also, going from drawing to computer work is so much easier than the other way around.
I thought about the previous periods and realised that none of the good concepts I had come up with were created behind the computer. It’s always from writing, drawing and talking to others.
That all lead to an idea I hope I’ll be able to hold on to: Just Fucking Draw!
Thinking back, I can break every project I’ve done down to 2 key components. Two key factors that I combine to create a concept.
p3 = improvement & sleep
p4 = publication & Hector
p5 = bike route & fun
p6 = Art of Travel & Hector
And now p7 = organic & geometric
I’m not sure if it’s because it’s in hindsight (probably partially), but maybe I can try to do that at the start next time. Think of the following questions:
What’s the assignment?
For whom am I making something?
What would they like? (if I know it)
What would I like?
Out of those questions I can take two core aspects and see what I can do with those…
But that’s for next time.