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Biography - Tutorial with Noel - Inspiration/Reference

Noel liked my collages using the wood textures. She suggested I look at the work of Anne Harild.

Anne Harild:
Her work explores the visual language of urban environments, using the textures of the environments she wants to explore. I see why Noel suggested I look at her work. Similarly, I have taken the textures of wood, a material used by Allan Wexler, and used these textures to visualise him and his life and work. 





Biography - Animation Workshop

I have always wanted to learn how to do animation using drawing on paper, however I was unsure whether this would be the method I would use to produce my final animation. Drawn animation takes a lot of time and practice, something I feel that we don't have enough time for in this current project. The workshop did help me to think about the narrative of my animation, and how I could save time. The examples shown by Joh were really helpful, particularly the ones produced by previous students who had the same amount of time as us. Watching these animations made me realise that I might need to repeat some imagery in my film to save time, as previous students had done this effectively. However, I was thinking about using repetition in my work already, as I feel that it fits with the methods of working used by Allan Wexler. I need to finalise my narrative using a storyboard and decide on my method. If I do decide to create an animation, I think that I would like to use the wood textures…

Linda Kitson & George Butler on Reportage Illustration

Reportage is an area of illustration that I am really interested in, as it is based around drawing from observation. A couple of my favourite illustrators working in this area are Lucinda Rogers and George Butler. Having gone to a talk from Lucinda Rogers, I really enjoyed learning about her process and ideas. When I found out that the House of Illustration were organising a similar event, with George Butler and Linda Kitson talking about their work, I was excited to find out more. It also fell at a good time for me, as I am in the middle of researching and writing my essay on war artists, and I have been looking at both Linda Kitson and George Butler and their approach to reportage illustration in a war environment. 
Linda Kitson: Linda spoke a lot about the importance of working quickly. She was a war artist during the Falkland War. She described being a war artist as an experience, and her drawings are a record of something that she has been a part of. I found it interesting when she…