Sunday, 13 December 2015

GCSE ART SKETCHBOOK A* WITH 5TIPS | YOUTUBE VIDEO

HELLO MY FELLOW GCSE ART PEEPS~ 
and readers
This is not going to be usual post but I hope a informative one that can help those doing GCSE art.
I'm here to give you Tips and advice on how you can, get an A* in your GCSEs...


I've broken my tips  down to 5 to keep it simple, easy and clear to understand as possible.


I'm calling my sketchbook a not so typical GCSE sketchbook
because its not your traditional, finely painted and perfectly drawn piece of work.
art gcses are not a walk in the park for a pass, people assume that it is
Or either down grade themselves and compare themselves to other people in the class.

lol that's what happened to me,
 mainly because I was worried I wasn't going to pass
with my style/body of work. (I tend to overthink alot)
 Everyone I knew was doing the traditional realistic paintings and
here I was doing very abstract, illustrated work.
With a lot of textile influences.

 I had doubts with everything I was doing, especially when I looked up art gcse sketchbooks, everyone had these perfectly oil painted and watercolor sketchbooks.
But though I had doubts, art means expression and theirs no right or wrong.
right? sooo, I used fabrics and yarns and all things wacky.

my body and style of work was completely different to everyone in my class. xD
I don't try to copy the image literally how it is seen. Interpret is how i would call it.

this brief post is to tell you guys that...
 it doesn't have to be this traditional fine art style of work...
 experiment build things stick things outside of your sketchbook.
Create moving piece; photography to film
not everything has to be 2D in art try, textiles art one day and the next architectural.
try to find yourself, find what you enjoy - if its not pencil or paint on paper; its okay
it can be anything from wire to yarns.

TIP 1: 
Research & Sources 
Go to museums and do as many primary drawings as possible, they are key.
To help inspire you.

TIP 2: 
Experiment 
Try as many different mediums as possible.
use things you would never use, or don't feel confident with.

TIP 3: 
Analyse & Evaluate 
Do not rip out pages, work into your mistakes / work around them. 
Explain why you don't like it
what could be improved
what work and didn't
what you would do next time

TIP 4: 
Development 
Have fun with the composition changes things up. See what works and what don't. 
The development is your journey. kind of relating to the 2 tip; experiment.

TIP 5:  
ANNOTATE!! 
I did not annotate along the way and suffered alot, mainly because I found it SO MUCH MORE easier to talk about it, rather than writing it ALL down. I felt that it ruined my work more than it actually helped me. LOL being stubborn me I left it to last which wasn't bad because I did some along the way and just needed to stick it all in and print it all out.

& HAVE FUN!!

OVERALL
THANKYOU FOR READING
OH and please do check out the video - of course only if you wanted to
and I hope you enjoy my video
created for you guys.
(i really didn't want to make it too long and soo I sped it up)
AND LOOK FORWARD FOR MOORE VIDEOS!! xxx
:D

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