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Elaine Newington Ward – Illustration 1

Elaine Ward OCA        Creative Arts student         elaine520885

About me.

I have been a teacher and I have been a Garden Designer, and now I do Art.

I am enjoying the Creative Arts programme although Illustration 1 is only my second course. I completed the CAT course last year.

I am particularly enjoying working on projects which I can do wrong and then have time to figure out the right way of doing it.  Although I am a strong subscriber to the philosophy than any finished ‘work of art’ cannot be ‘wrong’. However, Illustration is different as it is usually for a client so has parameters.

I live in the beautiful Yorkshire Dales with stunning views in every direction, an inspiration for any artist. I am married and have grown-up children.
We have two lovely Golden Doodle dogs who need long walks.

Please enjoy looking at my work, I have approached it with an open mind and tried as many different ideas and techniques as was practical in an attempt to widen my expertise and not rely on methodologies which which I am familiar.

This site is easy to navigate and contains my unedited Learning Logs for the whole of Illustration one, as well as my submitted Assignments.

Part 1 - Getting Started
My Selection Of Options
I have selected these 10 items from my Learning Log to illustrate my progression through the course and highlight areas of the 4 learning outcomes.

Please note the following links each open a new window.

Part 3 Appleby
(Part 3/Working it out/Visual properties/Image development)

Part 3 Gershwin
(Part 3/Working it out/Abstract illustration/The music of George Gershwin)

Part 3 Floor map
(Part 3/Working it out/Diagrammatic illustration/Giving instructions)

Part 4 Dog
(Part 4/Style/Visual distortion/My dog)

Part 4 Cushion
(Part 4/Style/Assignment 4/Magazine illustration)

Part 5 The Week
(Part 5/Words and pictures/Editorial illustration)

Part 5 Guidebooks
(Part 5/Words and pictures/Editorial illustration/Travel guides)

Part 5 Biscuits
(Part 5/Words and pictures/Text and image/Packaging)

Part 5 Pamphlet
(Part 5/Words and pictures/Working for children/Educational strip)

Part 5 Mugs
(Part 5/Words and pictures/Assignment 5/Seven days)

Creativity Slidehow

None of the exercises selected are exclusively concerned with one learning outcome as this would be impossible. They all contain all of the outcomes to some degree. However some exercises showcase some outcomes more than others.

Visual and technical skills are more obvious in:
(Part 3/Working it out/Visual properties/Image development)
(Part 3/Working it out/Abstract illustration/The music of George Gershwin)
(Part 5/Words and pictures/Editorial illustration)
Part 4/Style/Assignment 4/Magazine illustration)

Context is demonstrated in:
(Part 3/Working it out/Visual properties/Image development)
(Part 3/Working it out/Abstract illustration/The music of George Gershwin)
(Part 5/Words and pictures/Editorial illustration)
(Part 5/Words and pictures/Assignment 5/Seven days)

Research and development is prevalent in:
(Part 5/Words and pictures/Editorial illustration)
(Part 5/Words and pictures/Text and image/Packaging)
(Part 5/Words and pictures/Assignment 5/Seven days)
(Part 5/Words and pictures/Editorial illustration/Travel guides)

Creativity is evident in all of them as that is what the course is all about.  However, the more outstanding exercises are:
(Part 4/Style/Visual distortion/My dog)
(Part 5/Words and pictures/Text and image/Packaging)
(Part 5/Words and pictures/Assignment 5/Seven days)

My Selection of Creative work (Gallery) further demonstrates the extent of my creativity and showcases a larger selection of artwork and ideas.