This section of Abby’s A Level Art portfolio shows excellent reference to first-hand sources. Here she completes observational line drawings of still life items (relating to her identity as a young artist – paint brushes, easels, artwork) arranged on a studio desk. The compositions communicate the essence of Abby’s identity, without the inclusion of a typical self-portrait – an innovative way of approaching a self-portrait.
Matthew Brandt has created unexpected and dramatic running of coloured ink by submerging printed photographs of water in the lakes or waterways that they represent. This is a great example of how creative photography techniques can (and should) be driven by the subject or theme that is explored.
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Fashion Knitwear Sketchbook exploring micro-art influenced structure & colour of knitted fabrics // Floating in The Great Ether, Laura Collier. This is a good example of how i could develop my project, and the artist gives examples of using knitting to recreate the cells or bacteria.
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This sequence of work shows two A Level sketchbook pages leading towards a vertical A1 prep sheet (enlarged detail shown to the right). Note the inclusion of innovative painting techniques combined with collage.
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These sketchbook pages have a formal, organised, uncluttered presentation style, with a minimal use of colour. Items are positioned carefully, allowing each piece of the design process to be appreciated fully. The project contains a thorough investigation of detail and pattern, with first-hand observation of moths and butterflies informing subsequent designs.