Sunday, May 13, 2012

YES! Assessment 3 design finished

OK, so sampler is now finished:


I'm VERY pleased with how it turned out - the edges were pretty good! I just have to keep that up for a good 72cm in the final piece ;) Here's the final design - sorry it's hard to see, what with dodgy cutting and pasting of photocopies, sticky tape and quick colouring-in with oil pastels! Thank you Mary for your advice - as you can see, it's now landscape ;)


And here's the cartoon:


My lecturer may come back with lots of suggested changes ... but I'll warp up my loom soon and get started anyway. At first I was concerned that the design was too minimalist, since there is a lot of areas of black ... but Anita seemed to think it was bordering on being too busy! It's so hard to get that balance just right, especially for a large-format piece.

I've learnt a very valuable lesson from the sampler too - I will definitely have to utilise the 'lazy line' technique on the large areas of black to avoid the warps pulling in ;)

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  1. Hi Michelle, I love the green in the sampler, it is quite arresting. And the black doesn't look totally black in the cartoon, so I don't think it is too minimalist. I haven't tried to do those lines that I think I can see on the left. It iell be good to see it finished - in a while! Good luck.

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    1. Thanks Mary! Yes, lime green and black is a nice deathrock colour combo ... nothing wrong with combining goth with deathrock ;) Actually, the black is BLACK - it's just my dodgy colouring-in that makes it look less black, haa! ;)

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  2. WOW. That is going to be an amazing piece. I know beans about using a loom and all that but it looks great to me! :)

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    1. Aww, thank you! I appreciate your feedback, regardless of whether you're a tapestry weaver or not! The drawings don't depict *exactly* how it will turn out (since I like to make some things up as I go along!), but it's a basic outline ;)

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  3. Hi, i am completely loving this tapestry coming together! Who is teachong you? It's great.

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    1. Thank you Rachel - that means a lot to me, from an artist such as yourself!

      I'm studying through SW TAFE Warrnambool, via correspondence ... which is pretty challenging, to say the least!! Sometimes I wish there was someone close by to show me what to do ... but most of the time I rather enjoy being a 'lone wolf' and doing things my own way ;)

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    2. It's good you don't have someone over your shoulder. Sometimes that can be very stifiling. My teacher, kate derum, would have loved what you're doing, i think? It's kind of free range, and that's good for ideas, learning by distance.

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    3. Oh, what an honour to have been taught by Kate Derum! I would have loved to have met her ... but looking at her body of work is inspirational too ;)

      I guess 'free range' is a good way to describe pretty much everything I do! The course itself is sometimes stifling, since I have to do many exercises I'm not interested in (ie DRAWING!) - but I stick with it, because I hope it will make me a better tapestry artist in the end ;)

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  4. That looks very ambitious - and it's gonna take a lo-o-ong time!!!
    Do, do post as you go, commenting on how you cope with any problems! We learn by example - and I hope to learn from you!

    best of luck and happy weaving.

    misha

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    1. Yes, it *will* take a long time - I have until November to complete it (along with all my other homework!).

      Some bits will have to be made up as I go along - I find it easier to design that way! And yes, I will document as much as I can ;)

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    1. Thank you so much! Hopefully the finished product will be even better ;)

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