Here are some A5 Digital images I have been manipulating to see if I can develop them further as per one of my assignment objectives. The problem I am having is that I have spoken to every print shop local to me and I need an inkjet printer that preferably goes larger than A3 to be able to work on large images which I have been unsuccessful to find. I would prefer for impact for them to be A2 to sit alongside the other series of figures that I am developing. I am going to have to somehow hand collage the images after digital manipulation.
The brief set by the OCA said to be highly critical of the work for this part the images below I feel are too illustrative, lack emotion and I have had problems with the light (especially on the face v’s media over the top. The colours do not work they look to childlike. I wanted to play with perspective by showing different angles of the water in the swimming pool which has potential. I also hoped by using Gesso over the top might hide any collage lines but it looses the magic of the image of using the inkjet ink with water which gets this beautiful stain/blotting marks.
What I have learnt
- Throughout Part 5 I keep exploring ideas to see where they go, even if they do not go quite where I would like there are elements fo them I can use for other things.
- I should have thought more about the initial image and quality of the photograph or in future cases tried to see if it can be digitally manipulated so important areas like the face are clear.
- Stop working on an idea if its not developing, possibly do more initial work.
- I need more practise drawing children.