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Elements of Design

Line and shape Literal lines do not exist in nature, but are the optical phenomena created when objects curve away from the viewer. Nonetheless, line-like shapes are for all intents considered line elements by the artist; for example, telephone and power cables or rigging on boats. Any such elements can be of dramatic use in […]

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Colour theory

In visual perception a color is almost never seen as it really is – as it physically is. This fact makes color the most relative medium in art. Albers  Interaction of Color 1963 p1 Our perception of colour depends on both physical factors relating to the way the eye registers light and more psychological and […]

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Patrick Caulfield

Patrick Caulfield Google images Patrick Caulfield (1936–2005) was an English painter and printmaker.  He painted mostly everyday interiors and still life objects using geometric lines and/or thick black outlines and flat colour. Some are paintings or screenprints focus on evocative light and shape, experimenting with the effects of different combinations of, often vibrant, colours. Other works mix […]

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De Chirico

Giorgio de Chirico (1888 – 1978) was an Italian artist and writer most famous for the eerie mood and strange artificiality of the cityscapes he painted in the 1910s. His style is characterised by haunting empty streets with multiple vanishing points, shadows and size contrasts that do not make sense. These contradictions become dreamlike/nightmarish because […]

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In visual perception a color is almost never seen as it really is – as it physically is. This fact makes color the most relative medium in art. Albers  Interaction of Color 1963 p1 Key colour issues in printmaking Tone is perceived first, then colours (yellow first), and then the image. This means that the […]

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Design Principles

Design elements may be explored in their own right, but are generally considered in terms of relationships between one or more element. The following are just some things to think about, taken from a range of sources and experience/thoughts on previous courses in art and photography. Key Sources: Michael Freeman:The Photographer’s Eye  Alan Pipes: Foundations […]

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Design Elements

Design elements can be explored in their own right as part of markmaking and media experiments. The following are just some dimensions for exploration, taken from a range of sources and experience/thoughts on previous courses in art and photography. Key Sources: Michael Freeman:The Photographer’s Eye  Alan Pipes: Foundations of Art and Design de Sausmarez Paul […]

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Fashion Illustration Techniques: Zoe Hong

A very thorough set of courses on Fashion Illustration Using Croquis figures Drawing figures: shapes and proportions Drawing figures: fleshing it out Different approaches: men and women Female figures female Male figures Side figures: male Front view faces Different angles Multiple media Hair Hair: colour pencils Different styles Media Paints Fabric Clothes Wrap arounds Drapes […]

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Gary Hume

Gary Hume paints large abstract paintings of people and everyday life in high gloss enamel paint and impasto. His highly simplified and often very poignant as well as sensual shapes with expressive use of colour (seen first at the joint exhibition with Philip Caulfield at the Tate Modern in 2013) have influenced my work in: […]

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Sally Pring

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